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Met Office issues warning for strong wind and high waves

Mauritius Met Office has issued a’Strong wind’ warning for Mauritius valid until 10pm Thursday 03 February 2022.

It has also issued a ‘High wave warning’ for Mauritius valid until 4am tomorrow Friday 04 February 2022.

The Met Office also warned that the presence of intense tropical cyclone Batsirai now situated at about 240 km to the north west is still “causing a windy weather over the island with gusts of the order 100 km/h.”

“Wind will weaken as from tonight as Intense Tropical Cyclone  BATSIRAI will slowly move away.”

It has advised to:

  • be cautious of flying debris, broken branches or falling trees;
  • avoid manoeuvres on tall buildings and other high structures;
  • be very cautious while driving along roads due to crosswinds.

The sea will be “phenomenal with swells of 10 metres”, it further warned.

“As intense tropical cyclone Batsirai is still evolving to the northwest of Mauritius, there is a risk of storm surge (Raz-de-Marée)  along the northern and western coast causing inundation of low lying areas at high tide times, between 1.30pm et 3.30pm Thursday.

The public has been advised not to venture at sea and to avoid  the beaches.

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