Cyclone Freddy, which hit Africa last year, was the longest ever documented, according to the UN.

Cyclone Freddy, which hit Africa last year, was the longest ever documented, according to the UN.

Geneva — The meteorological agency of United Nations He said on Tuesday that Tropical Cyclone Freddy, a deadly storm in the Indian Ocean that hit East Africa last year, had been confirmed as the longest-lasting cyclone on record, lasting 36 days..

Freddy surpassed the record of Hurricane John, which hit Hawaii and lasted almost 30 days in the North Pacific three decades ago.the World Meteorological Organization noted in a study published when Freddy was subsiding in March last year.

It was also the second longest in terms of distance traveled, about 7,945 miles, while John traveled more than 8,000 milesaccording to the agency.

Following the passage of Freddy, which hit the African continent in two phases, reports were made More than 1,200 people are dead or missing in Malawi, according to the WMO, and more than 180 people have died in Mozambique..

It missed landfall just once, which is what we normally see with a tropical cyclone.“said Clare Nullis, a WMO spokesperson.There were several landfalls in what are very vulnerable countries.: Mozambique, Madagascar, also had a big impact on Malawi, other countries in southern Africa.”

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