(2012-01-20) A new tropical cyclone may be taking shape between Mozambique and Madagascar. As such, this weather system, which has already helped to trigger torrential rain, can also threaten damaging winds on either side of the Mozambique Channel.
On Tuesday, the centre of tropical low pressure seemed to be near the narrowest gap between Africa and Madagascar.
Weather forecast tools available to AccuWeather.com forecasters indicate that this low will deepen as it drifts south over water through Thursday.
Were the low to keep over water, it could become a named tropical cyclone by late Thursday. Madagascar and Mozambique have already seen adverse tropical weather this month.
Tropical Cyclone Chandra buffeted western and southern Madagascar on the 8th and 9th of the month.
So far this week, a tropical depression has already landed in southern Mozambique near Maputo, triggering local flooding.
Moreover, torrential rain in northern Mozambique has been related to the present tropical low.