Cyclone Freddy has hit parts of Mozambique for a second time in two weeks.
Its second landfall struck near the eastern seaport of Quelimane in the Zambezia province. Substantial flooding has been recorded in most parts of Quelimane, with a high risk of flooding forecast for its neighbouring province Nampula.
According to the Mozambique National Meteorology Institute, the storm was expected to drop up to 400 milliliters of rain over the next few days – that’s more than twice the usual monthly rainfall.
Cyclone Freddy was originally formed off northwestern Australia in the first week of February and was set to become the longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record.