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Heavy rain in central Mozambique has caused the Búzi, Púnguè and Zambéze river basins to overflow, affecting access between Dombe / Espungabera, Dombe / Sussundenga and Dombe / Goonda. The villages of Lamego, Chirassicua, Muda Mufo, Metuchira and Pita are flooded.
The National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) forecasts the continuation of heavy rains (more than 50 millimetres in 24 hours), locally very strong (more than 100 millimetres in 24 hours), with a possibility of thunderstorms and gusty winds
According to weather forecast, the affected areas will be:
Manica province: Barué, Macossa, Tambara and Guro districts;
Tete province: Zumbo, Mágoe, Changara, Cahora Bassa, Magoe, Marara, Doa, Mutarara, Moatize, Chiuta, Tsangano, Macanga and Chifunde Marávia districts, and Tete city;
Zambézia province: Mopeia, Morrumbala, Molumbo, Milange, Gurúe, Alto Molocue, Namarrói, Ille, Derre, Lugela and Mocuba districts.
Flooding in the village of Búzi (Bândua, Grudja, Guara-guara and Estaquinha) and in Nhamatanda district (Lamego, Chirassicua, Muda Mufo) will persist. Traffic between Lamego-Bebedo and Tica-Búzi may be constrained.
The National Directorate of Water Resources Management also predicts the risk of localised flooding in Tete and Chimoio cities.
INAM forecasts generally cloudy skies, with thunderstorms and light to moderate local rains in Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula. Wind will be from the northwest to northeast, weak to moderate, sometimes blowing with gusts in the highlands of the interior.
For Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo, INAM forecasts partially cloudy skies, locally cloudy with a chance of light rain in Inhambane and in the north of Gaza province. Wind from east to northeast weak to moderate.
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