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Mozambique braces for new tropical storm Gombe

MAPUTO (XINHUA) – A new low-pressure system named as Gombe, which has recently formed in Madagascar and evolved into a moderate tropical storm, could reach Mozambique on March 11, Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) announced yesterday.

According to the forecasts in the INAM statement, the system could reach the Mozambique Channel today and approach the Mozambican coast on Friday.

“Tropical storm Gombe could influence the weather in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia, with the occurrence of heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds,” said the statement.

These are the provinces that are still reeling from the recent ravages of storms which passed through the country earlier this year.

INAM said it is monitoring this phenomenon and appeals to the population to continue to follow the meteorological information and the warnings disseminated by the competent national authorities.


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