Cyclone Freddy Makes Second Landfall in Mozambique

Satellite imagery captured Cyclone Freddy making its second landfall in Mozambique on Saturday, March 11, after it reemerged and strengthened back into a tropical cyclone, according to the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA).

The video shows the storm’s movements over three-day time period from March 10 to March 12, CIRA said.

Freddy reemerged and strengthened back into a tropical cyclone over the Mozambique Channel between March 3 and 6.

According to the World Meteorological Organisation, the storm, which has moved across the Indian Ocean for 35 days, is set to become the longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record.

The storms and floods that have hit Mozambique since February have taken the lives of 117 people, Club of Mozambique reported, citing the country’s prime minister, Adriano Maleiane. Credit: CIRA via Storyful