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Mauritius Met Office issues rain and thunderstorm warning after heatwave

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Mauritius Met Office issues rain and thunderstorm warning after heatwave

The Met Office has issued a warning for “thunderstorms” and “showers of moderate intensity” across Mauritius as from Thursday in the wake of the heatwave currently scorching the country after months of low rainfall.

The weather warning, issued on Wednesday afternoon, is attributed to clouds coming from the East.

A warning on the Met Office’s website added: “Gradually tomorrow (Thursday) during the afternoon, clouds associated with an instability zone will start to influence weather causing scattered showers.”

For the next three days until Saturday, the Met Office said there could be the possibility of “showers of moderate intensity” and possible fog patches in some areas.

The showers will be accompanied with thunderstorms, especially towards the end of the day, it added.

Mauritius Met Office issues rain and thunderstorm warning after heatwave
7-Day Probabilistic Forecast for Mauritius. Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services

The minimum temperature is expected to vary between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius over the central plateau and between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius over the coastal regions.

The maximum temperature will vary between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius over the central plateau and between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius along the coasts.

Winds from an East-South-Easterly direction at about 25 km/h with peaks of 50 km/h in exposed areas should also be expected.

“Sea rough beyond the reefs with waves of the order of 2 metres 50. Ventures in open sea are not advised,” Mauritius Met warned.

Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services

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