The South African Weather Service had earlier warned on Monday that Tropical storm ‘Desmond’ is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds of up to 70km/h to Mozambique.
It was estimated that about 277 millimetres of rain was reported in Beira, more than the 250mm expected in the entire month of January.
However, the storm is expected to continue its NNW track toward Zambezia Province and make landfall over the next couple of hours as a tropical storm.
More torrential rain which could lead to more flooding and landslides is feared as another circulation in the Mozambique Channel is expected to develop over the coming days.
This time around, it is expected to head south, off the coast of Madagascar, and is likely to pull a trail of heavy downpours across the northwest of the island.
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