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Mauritius Met Office warns of up to 11 storms, ‘extreme weather events’

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Mauritius Met Office warns of up to 11 storms, 'extreme weather events'

Nine to eleven storms could pose a threat to Mauritius and Rodrigues this summer, according to the Mauritius Meteorological Services.

In its seasonal outlook for summer 2022-2023, the Met Office predicts that the storms are likely evolve in the South West Indian Ocean basin, which includes the two islands.

The summer season officially starts from 01 November 2022 and ends on 30 April 2023. The official cyclone season is from 01 November 2022 to 15 May 2023.

The Met Office also warned that temperatures could occasionally exceed the long-term monthly average by more than two degrees Celsius.

Occasional above normal temperatures, coupled with prolonged periods of high humidity and light wind conditions are also expected.

These might result in “torrid conditions” particularly during the months of January to March 2023, the Met Office warned.

It added that, during the months of January to April 2023, atmospheric conditions would even become conducive to the occurrence of extreme weather events.

Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services

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