The latest satellite images indicate that Batsirai has intensified into a tropical cyclone. At 2200 hours, tropical cyclone Batsirai was centered at about 660 km almost east-northeast of Rodrigues, in latitude 17.8 degrees south and longitude 69.3 degrees east. It is moving in a general westerly direction at about 15 km/h.
On this trajectory, tropical cyclone Batsirai is approaching Rodrigues and represents a potential threat to the island.
Active clouds associated with Batsirai are expected to influence the weather on the island from tomorrow afternoon.
As of yesterday evening, a Class I cyclone warning was in effect for Rodrigues.
The first cyclone bulletin for Rodrigues was issued at 16:10 this Saturday, January 29, 2022. At 4 pm, the strong tropical storm Batsirai was centered at about 720 km almost East-Northeast of Rodrigues, in latitude 18.0 degrees South and longitude 70.0 degrees East. It is moving in a general direction of the West at about 15 km/h.
Fishermen have already put their boats under cover to protect them from the cyclone in Baie Lascar!
On this track, Batsirai is approaching Rodrigues and represents a potential threat to the island. Active clouds associated with Batsirai are expected to influence the weather on the island from tomorrow afternoon.
A Class I cyclone warning is in effect in Rodrigues.
The public in Rodrigues is advised to take preliminary precautions.
The weather will be partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow morning with some light showers becoming gradually cloudy to overcast in the afternoon with intermittent rain.
Rain will be moderate at times tomorrow evening with thunderstorms.
The wind will be from the southeast at around 40 km/h, increasing during the evening of tomorrow with gusts up to 90 km/h. The sea will be rough and stormy, becoming very rough tomorrow. We advise against going out to sea.