How did Tropical Cyclone Eloise affect Mozambique?

What caused Eloise in Mozambique?

After crossing northern Madagascar and before making landfall on mainland Africa, Eloise slightly strengthened due to warm waters in the Mozambique Channel. Stations in Beira recorded 25 centimeters (10 inches) of rain in 24 hours. … The storm caused damage and flooding to South Africa, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe.

Which countries were affected by Cyclone Eloise?

Affected Countries

  • Eswatini.
  • Madagascar.
  • Mozambique.
  • South Africa.
  • Zimbabwe.

How did tropical cyclone affected Mozambique?

The cyclone caused severe flooding in the same areas that were just recovering from two similar cyclones in 2019 – Idai and Kenneth – and by tropical storm cyclone Chalane on 30 December 2020. The areas were already experiencing significant flooding as a result of heavy rainfall since 15 January 2021.

How did the cyclone Eloise affect South Africa?

According to South African News Agency, the tropical storm reportedly uprooted trees, blocked roads and destroyed buildings in the affected areas. … The tropical storms also displaced communities in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Why is Mozambique vulnerable to tropical cyclones?

Mozambique’s extensive coastline heightens the country’s vulnerability to tropical cyclones and storm surge flooding. More than half of the population lives in low lying coastal areas, putting communities and key resources at risk.

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