Weather of Arabia - Cyclone Eloise has been developing since the afternoon of Wednesday, when the storm was still on the ground, but near the northwest coast of Madagascar, as it is expected to bring with it violent weather such as heavy rains and strong winds sweeping the northwestern region of the island from the north To the south.
Cyclone Eloise is a serious threat to the coast of Mozambique by the end of this week, as its impact is expected to expand to include a large part of the center and south of the country.
With the cyclone crossing since yesterday noon in Madagascar from east to west, several areas of the northwestern coast witnessed torrential rains until this morning, so that the amount of rain may exceed 100 mm in 24 hours or even more than 150 mm in some places, with fears of Large-scale flooding and landslides could be dangerous.
The cyclone is expected to move southwest and enter the Mozambique Channel today, so that its strength will increase as it passes over the water, reaching the intensity of tropical cyclones on Saturday, before reaching the land around Vilanculos in Mozambique in the evening, so that the cyclone will be accompanied by storms, heavy rains and winds Destroyed along the coast of Mozambique and neighboring lands.
However, its impact is expected to weaken after arriving on land and heading towards the borders of South Africa, however, the impact of heavy rains remains on southern Mozambique and the eastern lowland, and the slopes in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces as well as northern KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday and continues until Monday, with concerns about Large-scale flooding, causing major damage to roads and bridges, as well as the possibility of large numbers of people being displaced from the affected areas.
It is reported that the rains began in Gauteng and the northwest on Monday and Tuesday, but were not expected to be severe or cause damage, except that with warm waters close to 30 degrees Celsius, Eloise will reach the strength of severe tropical cyclones before reaching Southern parts of Mozambique by Saturday.
Its impact on South Africa remains unknown, as models from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMRW) show that the hurricane will continue its course along the southern coast of Mozambique, while the Global Prediction System (GFS) model and other models suggest that after it makes landfall it could Moves to South Africa (Mpumalanga and Limpopo) by Sunday through Monday.