Emnati is gradually approaching Mauritius vigorously. The Vacoas Meteorological Station has issued a Class 3 warning since 4.10 pm on Saturday 19th February.
The tropical cyclone continues to move in a South-Westerly direction at a speed of about 17 km/h and poses a direct threat to Mauritius. At 4pm, Emnati was located about 390 km almost North of Cap-Malheureux, approximately 16.5 degrees south latitude and 57.9 degrees east longitude. The barometric pressure recorded at Plaisance is about 965 hPa and the gusts near the centre are in the order of 180 km/h.
On this track, the Tropical Cyclone Emnati is approaching the island and will pass about 275 km North-Northwest of Grand Bay tomorrow morning at its closest distance. Active bands of clouds from Emnati will cross the island at times and will bring heavy rain. The wind will be from the South-East at around 65 km/h with gusts of 100 to 110 km/h with a likelihood of further strengthening to 120 km/h if the storm changes its course to the South. The sea will be rough with waves up to 7 metres. The public is advised to take all precautions.
The next cyclone bulletin will be issued at 7.10 p.m.