We have had a quiet month of February on the storm front in our part of the Indian Ocean. But that seems to end now as Dumazile – the fourth storm of the year – is on the way down between Madagascar and Mauritius!
Dumazile is kind enough to stay far away from us but none the less a Strong wind and high wave warning was issued this afternoon my the MMS (Mauritian Meteorology Services) – this warning is valid between 10pm tonight (March 4) and Wednesday morning at 4am (March 7). It is what it is: a warning – but waves up to 4m are expected as well as winds with gusts up to 90km/h.
I was on the road this late afternoon and a saw a couple of accidents and water starting to accumulate – so big need to be careful if you need to drive. The next weather bulletin should be issued at 10pm – but I guess everyone is waiting on tomorrow morning 4am to see if the schools are going to be open or closed. Our sister island Reunion, is much closer to the center of the storm and they have already taken the decision to close all primary and secondary schools tomorrow.Here is a little image of the beast…
On the East Coast where we live, it is now pouring down and the wind has really picked up. We are in for a noisy night!
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You can read about the Mauritian cyclone warning systems and other information in this post: cyclones and storms in Mauritius.