Mozambican environmentalist warns of "critical situation" on Bazaruto Island
Voa / Warning comes from INAM
The Mozambique National Meteorology Institute (INAM) has warned of a new phenomena that could result in floods and damage in the country, just days after southern Mozambique was hit by cyclone Dineo, killing seven and affecting 650,000 and causing damages estimated at about US$16 million.
Forecasters say there is no room for complacency as the water temperature in the Mozambique Channel is very high, possibly presaging another tropical storm. Temperatures range between 28 and 31 degrees and Acácio Tembe, head of forecasting at INAM, says that such temperatures are conducive to the occurrence of cyclones.
Tembe reminds the public that the cyclone season, which runs from January to April, is still only half past and further cyclones may well occur, albeit possibly not as devastating as the one which hit Inhambane province a week ago.
Tembe requests all Mozambicans, particularly those living near the coast and in low-lying areas near rivers, to heed warnings and withdraw immediately to safe areas when requested to do so by the authorities.Source: Voa Portugues