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A Cyclonic Swell Of North-East Sector Approaching 6m Will Impact Mauritius

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A cyclonic swell of North-East sector approaching 6m impacts the East and North of Mauritius. It will diminish on Thursday. For Reunion, the cyclonic swell continues to strengthen. It is of East sector and impacts the East and the North. On Thursday, it turns to the North-East then North. It is at this moment that sea packets could affect the coastal road. The swell will gradually diminish from Thursday night.

The weather forecast predicts swells of 10 meters are expected. As the intense tropical cyclone Batsirai is approaching Mauritius, there is a risk of storm surge along the coast, resulting in flooding of low-lying areas during high tide between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. The public is advised to avoid the beaches and also not to venture out to sea.

The Meteorological Services of Mauritius issues a warning for high waves due to strong swells coming from far away from our area or a storm tide coming from a distant storm/cyclone. Whenever possible, approximately 12 hours in advance, a special announcement is issued to inform the public of the impending high waves based on available observations.

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