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‘Darian’ intensifies into severe tropical storm, but still far from Mauritius

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'Darian' intensifies into severe tropical storm, but still far from Mauritius

A moderate tropical storm, named ‘Darian’, has intensified into a severe tropical storm and is evolving more than 3000 km to the north-east of the Mascarenes, the Mauritius Meteorological Services has announced. 

Darian, which is said to have intensified to Category 3 system, is forecast to start moving to the west on Wednesday, taking it further away from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

A category 3 cyclone has sustained winds near the centre of 120 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 165 kilometres per hour. 

However, Mauritius Met said the system is currently evolving far away from our region and is not expected influence the weather over the Mascarene Islands, at least for the next seven days.

Sea will be moderate but swells of the order of 2 metres should be expected beyond the reefs. South-Westerly Wind will blow from the East-North-East at about 20 km/h with peaks of 50 km/h.

The maximum temperature is expected to vary between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius over the central plateau and between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius along the coasts.

Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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