MOZAMBIQUE’s National Weather Institute, INAM, says the moderate tropical storm Eloise threatening the coast has the possibility of becoming a tropical cyclone.
INAM says the storm has evolved to the stage of severe tropical storm and may reach the coast on Sunday.
“The storm could reach the Mozambique channel by Thursday and affect maritime navigation,” the institute adds.
It is expected to hit the central Mozambican province of Zambezia and the provinces of Sofala, Inhambane and Gaza.
In 2019 central Mozambique was hit by one of the worst cyclones – called Idai – which claimed more than 600 lives and left a trail of destruction.