Tropical cyclone Freddy developed on February 6 2023 northwest of Broome and quickly developed into a category 3 severe tropical cyclone by 3pm AWST. Severe TC Freddy continued travelling toward
the southwest out of the Australasian region and didnt pose a threat to the Australian mainland.
After leaving the Australasian region TC Freddy continued to move towards the west well into the Indian Ocean.Tropical Cyclone Freddy was an exceptionally long-lived cyclone and redeveloped with significant
impacts in Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi. Freddy traveled more than 8,000 kilometers across the southern Indian Ocean to southeast Africa.
After damaging infrastructure on the islands of Mauritius and Réunion, which both avoided a direct hit, Freddy first made landfall on Feb. 21 as it plowed across the island nation of Madagascar.
From there, the storm made landfall at Mozambique on Feb. 23 before briefly heading back out to sea, where it narrowly missed Madagascar again before turning around once more to hit Mozambique
again on March 11, along with Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Freddy is likely the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record, having lasted for at least 35 days. The previous record was set by Typhoon John, which whirled across the Pacific for 31 days in