The government of Botswana has warned citizens that the slowly waning tropical cyclone Eloise, will be felt over the eastern part of the country.
The department of meteorological services said the spillover effects will be felt from Sunday spreading into other areas of the country from Monday.
Onalenna Mokgachane, spokesperson for Environment, Natural Resources Conversation and Tourism, on Friday said the cyclone is currently over the Mozambique channel and it is expected to make landfall over the southern coast of Mozambique by Saturday.
“It is expected to move further inland and weaken into a tropical depression as it approaches southern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana and north-eastern South Africa,” said Mokgachane.
She said the tropical depression is expected to cause widespread rainfall with occasional heavy falls, strong winds and lightning over most parts of the country during the week.
“Due to this heavy falls, there is a possibility of localised flooding in some places, therefore the public is advised to take necessary precautions,” said Mokgachane.