Mozambique to be hit by another tropical storm

NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Ava [Photo- NASA]

South Africa’s Weather Services (SAWS) on Wednesday said a tropical storm likely to intensify into a cyclone is approaching Mozambique.

SAWS said in a statement that tropical storm Guambe is strengthening in the southern half of the Mozambique Channel with a high likelihood of torrential rain, strong winds and flooding along southern Mozambique’s coast and adjacent interior regions, especially from Beira through Vilanculos and southward to Inhambane.

This comes just a few weeks after Cyclone Eloise slammed into Mozambique’s central port city of Beira and surrounding districts, which were hit by tropical storm Chalane in December.

The area is still recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai in 2019.