The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says it is closely monitoring tropical cyclone Guambe in the Mozambique Channel which developed on Wednesday this week.
The Department`s Director Jolamu Nkhokwe said the cyclone is travelling in the Mozambique channel.
“The computer models are indicating that tropical cyclone Guambe is expected to continue travelling south eastwards, while still in the Mozambique channel, going further away from Malawi while sliding along close to the Mozambique coastline.
“As of Thursday, February 18, 2021, the tropical cyclone Guambe while still in the Mozambique channel further strengthened and deepened to pressure value of 985 millibars while at a distance of 700km south east of Nsanje Boma, but 420 km away from Beira,” Nkhokwe said.
The Cyclone continues its journey moving south eastwards while in the Mozambique channel at a speed of 7km per hour while gushing out wind with speed of up to 110 km per hour.
Nkhokwe has however ruled out that at the current position, tropical cyclone Guambe has no significant impact on Malawi weather.
Meanwhile, the Department says will continue to monitor tropical cyclone and will inform the nation of any of its impacts on Malawi weather accordingly.