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Le service météorologique a émis un avertissement de fortes pluies  à partir de 04h00 le dimanche 7 mars jusqu’à 10h00 le lundi 8 mars.

Voici un communiqué officiel à cet effet :

Special Weather Bulletin

Sat, Mar 6, 2021

Heavy Rain and Strong Wind Warning issued at 1215 hours on Saturday 06 march 2021

A Heavy Rain and Strong Wind Warning will be in force in Mauritius as from 0400 hours on Sunday 07 March 2021 and will be valid until 10.00 hours on Monday 08 March 2021

After crossing the Malagasy Republic from west to east, the tropical depression has now emerged into the Indian Ocean as a tropical disturbance. At 10.00 hours the system was centred near latitude 19.3 degrees south and longitude 49.2 degrees east, that is, at about 880 km almost to the west of Mauritius. It is moving east-southeast at a speed of about 25 km/h.

Evolving in a favourable environment, the tropical disturbance will intensify rapidly into a tropical depression. Most weather models are strengthening it into a moderate tropical storm by tomorrow morning while continuing to move towards the east-southeast. On this trajectory the storm will pass at a distance of about 270 to 300 km to the south-southwest of Baie du Cap on Sunday mid-day. A convergence line associated with the storm will cross Mauritius on Sunday.

The weather will become gradually cloudy to overcast as from tonight with few passing showers. The showers will spread over the whole Island becoming moderate to locally heavy with thunderstorms as from Sunday morning. Short duration high intensity rainfall may cause water accumulation in low lying areas.

Wind will strengthen gradually, blowing from the northwest at a speed of 45 km/h, with gusts of 90 km/h.

The public and especially the pilgrims heading towards Grand Bassin is advised to take all precautions due to multiple outdoor risks, namely heavy rain causing water accumulation, thunderstorm, strong winds.

The fisherman community and the general public is also reminded that the sea will become very rough with north-westerly swells of 3-4 metres as from tomorrow. Ventures at sea are not advised.

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