Cyclone Eloise dies

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says tropical cyclone Eloise has died.

In a statement, the Department`s Director Jolamu Nkhokwe said that Malawi will no longer be affected by the Cyclone following its landfall in Mozambique`s City of Beira.

“Currently, Tropical Cyclone Eloise has travelled further inland, over north of South Africa. It has significantly weakened and has died to become a low pressure system (EX-ELOISE).

“With pressure value almost 998 millibars and wind speed of 45 to 85 km per hour, as it continues to move westwards towards Botswana.

“In other words, there is no more Tropical Cyclone Eloise,” reads the statement.

Nkhokwe has however cautioned that tropical cyclones are still relevant on the Indian Ocean and that the Department will continue monitoring the situation.

“Every year several of the tropical cyclones cause sudden-onset disasters of varying harshness with loss of life, destruction of property and severe destruction of social-economic activities leading to large economic losses.

“The Department will continue monitor any development of Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean and update the nation accordingly,” said Nkhokwe.

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