Malawi Safe From Cyclone Belna

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services says the country is now safe from the effects of Tropical Cyclone Belna.

Director in the Department, Jolamu Nkhokwe, told Zodiak that Tropical Cyclone Belna is expected to make a landfall over Mahajaga town in Madagascar later on Tuesday where it will weaken and eventually die out.

According to Nkhokwe, the Cyclone will make landfall 1, 200 kilometers away from Malawi; hence, the effects will not be felt.

“If you may recall, on Saturday 7th of December 2019, we issued a statement on the development of tropical Cyclone Belna which developed over Indian Ocean north of Madagascar.

“And it was anticipated that the Cyclone will be moving towards the Mozambican channel and very close to the coastline of Madagascar that was what we were expecting.

“We have been monitoring its movement and by today [Tuesday] we have noted that the Tropical Cyclone Belna has now moved very close to the north of Madagascar and it is expected to make a landfall later today [Tuesday] over a town called Mahajaga in Madagascar,” explained Nkhokwe.

“Since it is going to make landfall today [Tuesday], it will weaken and then eventually die out because of lack of moisture, lack of heating and due to friction,” he said.

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