5.5 C
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

UN: Freddy could set a record for the longest cyclone


Related stories

Handre Pollard of South Africa Anticipates a Fierce Encounter with England in the Semi-Finals

South Africa's Rugby World Cup semi-final preparations continued in...

Scammers Utilize Artificial Intelligence to impersonate African Union Leader Moussa Faki

African Union Chief Moussa Faki Impersonated in Cyber Scam...

Victor Osimhen Faces Nearly a Month on the Sidelines Due to Hamstring Injury

Napoli's Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has suffered a right...

Kenyan Facebook Moderators Allege Insincere Negotiations by Meta

The attorney representing 184 former Facebook content moderators in...

The United Nations announced on Friday that Cyclone Freddy is on course to break the record for the lengthiest cyclone ever as the deadly storm got ready to hit Mozambique once more.

According to Clare Nullis, a spokeswoman for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Freddy is continuing its amazing and perilous journey.

On February 6, Freddy, a tropical storm at the time that had its origins off the northern Australian coast, was given a name.

Typhoon John set the previous record for the duration in 1994, lasting 31 days, according to the WMO.

For 33 days, Freddy has been a named tropical cyclone.

A WMO panel of experts on climate extremes will review all the information after it dissipates to determine whether a new record has actually been set. According to Nullis, the procedure could take several months.

Read Also  Nearly 100 people die in India's blistering hot

Freddy has occasionally lost its tropical storm status due to weakness.

Randall Cerveny, the WMO’s rapporteur on extreme weather and climate conditions, stated, “We will obviously have to take that into account in our assessment.

Freddy made landfall in Madagascar on February 21 before moving across the island to Mozambique on February 24, having traversed the entire southern Indian Ocean.

It caused flooding and heavy rain as it passed through Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Before hitting Madagascar once more, it made a loop back to the coast, where the warm water refueled it with moisture and energy.

Currently, it is moving toward Mozambique. The northern province of Zambezia is where Freddy is predicted to make landfall on Friday night or possibly Saturday morning.

Read Also  FBI used pictures of staff for undercover sex crime stings

In addition to Mozambique, northeastern Zimbabwe, southeastern Zambia, and Malawi will also experience extremely heavy rainfall, very damaging winds, and a very dangerous storm surge over land.

Expected rainfall amounts are in the 200-300 mm range, but they could exceed 400-500 mm locally.

In addition to the prior rainfall brought on by Freddy, this rainfall is “more than double the usual monthly rainfall,” according to Nullis.

Tropical cyclones Leon-Eline and Hudah, which swept across the entire southern Indian Ocean in 2000, were the last to do so.

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories