FINAL UPDATE 4pm weather bulletin: Cyclone warning has been lifted in Mauritius. There is no more Cyclone Warning in force in Mauritius. Still be careful out there some areas are experiencing strong wind still.
UPDATE 10:23am – The latest cyclone warning has just been confirmed and Mauritius is STAYING in Class 3 Cyclone Warning. The storm is now located 15km out from Souillac so in the South of the Island. More wind and heavy rain are expected this afternoon on Mauritius. You can read the full weather bulletin on the MetServices website here.
It seems Mauritius had an easy excape. If all goes well this is my last update on Tropical Storm BERGUITTA.
Mauritius still has a Class 3 Cyclone Warning in Force.
At 6am, I woke up. Not to pouring rain, nor to huge gusts of wind. I woke up to silence, well near silence – the birds were out again and singing. Even though the wind and the rain has picked up again since and the birds have gone in hiding – BERGUITTA should be closest to us as I write and we have been very lucky.
The storm continued to loose intensity during the night as it didn’t have what it needed to keep going. The storm is passing now 10km close to Blue Bay in the south of the island, not far from the airport.
Mauritius is still in Class 3 cyclone warning. This means the airport is closed and people are still at home enjoying family time – driving is still not allowed to the general population. The Mauritius Met Services forecasts that we should still feel the storm for the next 10hours.
In the news this morning though there are reports of roads being closed, thousands of homes without electricity and there are reports coming in of villages being evacuated because of floods.
Reporting to work after the class 3 warning is over