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EXPLAINER | Tropical storm Eloise: What is the difference between a cyclone and overland depression, and what to expect

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Footage taken by UNICEF on 24 January shows widespread flooding in the Buzi area of Mozambique after the landfall of Cyclone Eloise. (Screengrab, AFP)
Footage taken by UNICEF on 24 January shows widespread flooding in the Buzi area of Mozambique after the landfall of Cyclone Eloise. (Screengrab, AFP)

Several roads and bridges in Limpopo have been flooded, and trees uprooted as the remnants of cyclone Eloise made its way across South Africa on Monday morning. 

The storm was downgraded from a cyclone to an overland depression, becoming known as Ex-Eloise, as it made its way across neighbouring Mozambique, where it caused heavy flooding in the city of Beira. 

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