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The Cyclon Freddy could break the duration record, said Friday the UNat a time when the climatic phenomenon is about to strike again Mozambique.

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“Freddy continues his incredible and dangerous journey”declared Clare Nullisspokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)to the press in Geneva.

The storm was born off the coast of northern australia and what was then a tropical storm was called Freddy on February 6.

He typhoon johnwhich lasted 31 days in 1994, currently holds the record, said the WMO. In the case of Freddy it has already been 33 days.

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When it has dissipated, a committee of experts from the WMO on extreme climatic events will evaluate all the data to determine if a record has been established. The process could take several months, he explained. nullis.

During his career, Freddy It lost strength at times, occasionally changing its tropical storm status, a factor that will be taken into account in the expert evaluation, according to the institution.

Freddy crossed the southern Indian Ocean and made landfall on Madagascar On February 21, he crossed the island and reached Mozambique on February 24, where it caused heavy rain and flooding.

Freddy should make landfall in the northern province of Zambezia Friday night or Saturday morning.

Source: Ambito

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