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Cyclone Freddy has caused havoc over a big part of the world and is now heading to South Africa.

Parts of the country are very likely to feel some of the impact of the storm over the weekend. It’s currently moving over Madagascar and is expected to make landfall in the neighbouring country Mozambique on Friday.

The provinces of Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga will be the worst affected. Although the cyclone was recently downgraded to a tropical storm, it is expected to still bring a significant amount of rainfall to the north-eastern parts of South Africa.

According to the South African Weather Service, it is too early to say exactly how much rain would fall over the weekend, but the areas believed to be affected have been warned so that they can prepare.

Freddy has caused havoc on its path as it has caused flooding in beachside hotels in Mauritius, with thousands left without homes in Madagascar.

So far, 33 people have died due to situations related to Freddy.

After making landfall in Mozambique, Freddy is forecast to move further inland to hit Zimbabwe.

The United Nations estimates that more than two million people could be affected.

Image credit: The Weather Channel

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