Weather Alert for Mauritius

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Cyclone Warning Bulletin Mauritius (English Version)

Wed, Jan 24, 2024

A cyclone warning class II is in force in Mauritius.
A cyclone warning class II is in force in Mauritius.

Eleventh cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 2210 hours on Wednesday 24 January 2024.

At 2200 hours, Moderate Tropical Storm Candice was located about 50 km to the east-north-east of Grand Gaube near latitude 19.8 degrees south and longitude 58.1 degrees east. Over the last couple of hours, the radar images indicate that Candice has described a loop to the north of Mauritius and has now started to move in a general south-easterly direction.

Most of the clouds associated with Candice are evolving in its northern and eastern sectors. As Candice moves away further towards the south-east tonight and tomorrow morning, other clouds in the western sector of Candice will give moderate to heavy rainfall over Mauritius. Wind will also strengthen gradually.

Being given that Candice is evolving in the close vicinity of Mauritius, it represents a potential threat to the island.

A cyclone warning class II remains in force in Mauritius.

The public in Mauritius is advised to take appropriate precautions.

The weather will be cloudy to overcast with intermittent rain over the whole island. The rains are likely to become moderate to heavy at times, causing water accumulation in the usual places. In the likelihood of heavy rains, there may be a temporary rise in water levels in rivers. The public is advised to be very cautious along the rivers and other water courses.

Wind south-westerly, veering towards the north-west at a speed of about 30 km/h with gusts of 70 km/h.

Sea very rough with swells of the order of 5.0 metres beyond the reefs. Storm surges due to presence of Candice may impact the eastern, southern and western coastal areas. The public is advised not to venture at sea.

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