Tropical Cyclone Eloise slows after landfall in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall in Mozambique early Saturday at a key port before weakening, as heavy rains head toward South Africa.

The system was downgraded to a moderate tropical storm with winds of 45 knots (52 miles per hour) after hitting Beira early in the morning, according to the South African Weather Service. Rain is expected later in the day in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, where South Africa’s state-owned electric company has taken precautions.


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