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The National Meteorological Institute (INAM) has warned of an approaching tropical depression marked by heavy rains, thunderstorms and strong winds.
An INAM statement received by AIM says that, in Zambézia, the storm will be felt the most in Gurué, Alto Molócué, Gilê and Pebane districts, and in Niassa, in Mecula, Marrupa and Nipepe.
INAM explains that a low pressure system located over the northern end of the Mozambique channel has evolved into a tropical depression, reaching the level of Moderate Tropical Storm category 1.
With the movement of this depression towards Nampula and Zambézia provinces, INAM predicts more than 100 millimetres of rainfall in 24 hours, accompanied by severe thunderstorms.
Winds are expected to reach 80 kilometre per hour along the coast, where INAM is calling for precautionary measures relevant to strong winds, agitated seas and lightning strikes to be taken.
The Technical Council for Disaster Management (CTGC) met in Maputo last week to draw up a contingency plan for these conditions and has mobilised a multisectoral team to monitor events.Source: AIM Moçambique