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Met Office Under Fire: Residents Demand Reliable Forecasts



Met Office Under Fire: Residents Demand Reliable Forecasts
Image source: Defi Media

Residents of in several regions of the island have expressed their frustration and anger towards the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) for inaccurate forecasts. Traders are upset about the financial losses incurred due to misleading predictions, and residents feel deceived by false information that disrupted their schedules.

The dissatisfaction extends to schools and work plans, with individuals feeling inconvenienced by preparing for adverse weather conditions that never occurred.

There is a lack of confidence in the meteorological services’ predictions and a call for change.

Some individuals expressed resignation, but the lack of accuracy in forecasts is a common theme, resulting in a loss of trust in the authorities. Self-employed individuals voice concerns about the impact on their livelihoods and question the credibility of the authorities’ decisions.

One individual suggests that the meteorological services need to reinvent themselves after a series of inaccuracies. The overall sentiment is one of frustration and a demand for improved reliability in weather forecasts.

Source: Defi Media

Weather Update:

No cyclone warning is in force in Mauritius

Fourteenth and last cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued on Thursday 25 January 2024.

All weather observations at Mauritius show that moderate tropical storm Candice is moving further away from our region.

At midday, it was centred at about 350 km to the southeast of Mauritius, that is, near latitude 22.6 degres south and longitude 59.9 degrees east. Candice is moving in a general southeasterly track at a speed of about 24 km/h.       

Cloud in the outermost circulation of Candice will continue to influence weather over the island giving intermittent rain, mainly over the high grounds. The rains may become locally moderate.

Sea will remain very rough with swells of 4 metres beyond the reefs. Storm surges may impact the eastern, southern and western coastal areas. The public is strongly advised to be cautious and not to venture out at sea as well as along the beaches.

For additional information, the public is advised to consult the regular bulletins issued by the Mauritius Meteorlogical Services.

Source: MMS

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