Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm to ever hit Mozambique, made landfall Thursday in the northern part of the country, with wind speeds of up to 140 mph. The cyclone formed off the coast of Madagascar earlier this week, and comes just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused widespread destruction; Idai left more than 1,000 people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe dead and thousands more homeless. The storm is expected to stay stalled north of the port town Pemba, dumping at least three feet of rain over the next several days. Meteorologist Eric Holthaus told The Guardian a "blocking pattern" in the upper atmosphere is likely behind the stall.
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