Where is Cyclone Freddy? : The Indian Ocean’s Tropical Cyclone Freddy has been making headlines. The cyclone caused extensive damage to Madagascar’s island nation and is currently heading towards Mozambique with heavy rains and flooding.
People around the globe are closely watching to see what happens as authorities in Mozambique, and neighbouring countries, prepare for Cyclone Freddy’s impact.
|Formed||February 20, 2023|
|Dissipated||February 28, 2023 (expected).|
|Highest winds||110 km/h (70 mph)|
|Fatalities||None as of February 25, 2023|
|Affected areas||Madagascar, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mauritius|
Latest Update on Cyclone Freddy
Cyclone Freddy Update: Tropical Cyclone Freddy caused extensive destruction in Madagascar and is currently heading towards Mozambique. The latest update from ReliefWeb shows that the cyclone was approximately 300km north-northeast the capital of Mozambique, Maputo as of 24 February 2023. The cyclone will continue to move west-southwest towards Mozambique, and could bring heavy rains and flooding to the country.
Cyclone Freddy Tracking
You can track the current position of Cyclone Freddy online through several resources including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. According to the most recent information on these websites, Cyclone Freddy has now been located off Mozambique’s coast and is expected landfall in the country within 24 to 48 hours. Authorities in Mozambique are already evacuating residents from low-lying areas, and providing shelter and other necessities to them.
Cyclone Freddy Zimbabwe – Is Zimbabwe Affected By Cyclone Freddy
Although Zimbabwe isn’t directly in the path of Cyclone Freddy the country will likely experience heavy rainfalls and flooding as a result of the cyclone’s impact on neighbouring Mozambique. Flood warnings have already been issued by the Zimbabwean government for many areas. People living in low-lying areas are advised to move to higher ground. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and have established emergency response teams to respond to any disasters.
Cyclone Freddy South Africa – Is South Africa Affected By Cyclone Freddy
Although Cyclone Freddy is unlikely to directly affect South Africa, the country may be affected by heavy rainfalls and flooding in Mozambique. The South African Weather Service has warned of heavy rains in Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Authorities have asked residents of low-lying areas not to be afraid and prepared for flooding.
Cyclone Freddy Mauritius – Impact of Cyclone Freddy Mauritius on Mauritius
Cyclone Freddy already has caused considerable damage to Madagascar’s island nation, but Mauritius has fared relatively well in spite of the storm’s effects. As a precautionary measure, the main Mauritius airport was temporarily closed after the cyclone struck Madagascar on February 23rd 2023. The airport is now operational again and normal life is back in Madagascar.