Met experts downplay impact of cyclone Freddy to Malawi

Officials from the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services are downplaying fears of adverse effects of cyclone Freddy to Malawi.
Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Director Lucy Mtilatila, says the threat is low and not as high as they anticipated.

Lucy Mtilatila
“Tropical cyclone Freddy is now over Madagascar though it has weakened a bit, it is still expected to strengthen as it enters into the Mozambique Channel today. It is expected to hit the Mozambique coast around Beira on Thursday into Friday.
“However the position where it is going to hit it’s probably over 400 kilometers away from the Malawi border, thus we do not expect a direct impact of the Cyclone to Malawi.”
Mtilatila nevertheless says, “because of that position it will enhance some rainfall over the country which will be relatively high, over some places hence flash floods threat remains high as our soils are already moist and saturated.”

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