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Cyclone Candice: Class I Warning in Effect for Mauritius



Cyclone Candice: Class I Warning in Effect for Mauritius
Cyclone Candice: Class I Warning in Effect for Mauritius

First cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 10.10am on Monday, January 22, 2024. The monsoon trough was located along a latitude of 17 degrees south, stretching from the east of Africa to the center of the Indian Ocean.

A large area of low pressure is situated north of the Mascarene Islands, with a major center around 16 degrees south in latitude and 58 degrees east in longitude. The system is of monsoon type and is evolving in a favorable environment for further intensification.

The low pressure area is moving slowly in a general east-southeast direction and is eventually expected to move south, bringing the center near the Mascarene Islands. It will be named Candice.

Due to its position, movement towards the Mascarene Islands, and the possibility of further intensification by tomorrow morning, a class I cyclone warning is in effect for Mauritius. The public in Mauritius is advised to take precautionary measures.

The weather will gradually become cloudy during the afternoon with showers. These showers could be moderate and thundery at times. Southeast winds of 10 to 20 km/h, gradually strengthening with gusts up to 65 km/h. Sea conditions will be rough beyond the reefs, with swells of 2.5 meters from the south sector.

Recreational activities at sea are not recommended. The next bulletin will be issued at 4.10pm.

Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services

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