Tropical Cyclone Berguitta to hit holiday hotspot within days Mauritius Weather said:
Only the edge of the wind danger zone 6. Mauritius Meterological services said the severe tropical storm is expected to head in a south-westerly track overnight. Mauritius Meteorological Services's next update is at Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister for Environment and also head of the National Crisis Committee, told a news conference this afternoon that 2, people were now in 43 storm shelters around the island.
The economic cost of the cyclone has also been estimated. Soobiraj Sok Appadu, ex-director of the meteorological service, told a radio station he estimated the cyclone might knock off one to two percentage points from the country's GDP.
The edge of Madagascar will be hit by gale-force winds of 34 knots January 17, 2. Tracking maps Cyclone in mauritius Madagascar shoud be safe from Cyclone Berguitta's path Forecasters expect the storm to pass directly over Mauritius and nearby La Reunion, but the tropical storm is likely to skirt south before having the chance to make landfall on Madagascar.
Tracking models show as the tropical storm passes straight over the island paradises, but veers off from Madagascar at the last minute before curving back into the Indian Ocean.
The new tropical threat comes just after Tropical Cyclone Ava left 36 dead with thousands of others displaced earlier this month in Madagascar. The rain will be moderate to heavy at times with thunderstorms.
It is strictly advised not to go out at sea. Reunion is bracing for mph winds Reunion has just been placed in pre-alert as Mauritius is under an orange alert ahead of tropical cyclone Berguitta's arrival tonight and into tomorrow.
The Municipality of St Joseph, on the southern coast of the country, has already established a list of 17 centres that will be used in the event emergency accommodation is necessary. A telephone number has also been set up. Mauritius is already feeling the impact of the storm, with trees being felled amid heavy damage.
Latest tracking models show patgh of cyclone Berguitta racing towards Mauritius Latest maps from Windy. Forecasters expect the storm to pass directly over Mauritius and nearby La Reunion, but to skirt south before making landfall on Madagascar.
Another shocking Tropical Cyclone Berguitta path forecast track, using data from weather company Foreca, showed as the monster storm heading directly toward Mauritius on Tuesday night. Storm is heading straight for Mauritius 8.
Airport and main port closed amid heightened warning The Airport of Mauritius said it would be closed from 7am 3. It is the country's principal gateway and handles about 99 percent of the total volume of external trade. In a statement, they said: Vacoas weather station says tropical cyclone Berguitta is dangerously close to Mauritius and poses a direct threat to the island.
The Vacoas station warns: ALU posted on Twitter: The storm could be the worst to hit the area since the mid-nineties The animation tweeted by NASA precipitation shows estimates of rainfall rates at half hourly intervals between January 12 - NASA reports than rainfall rates of greater than 50 mm 1.
Berguitta could be worst storm since mids, forecaster warns BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker has warned that Berguitta could be the worst storm to hit Mauritius since the s. A statement on its travel advice page said: Terrifying map shows Berguitta closing in on Mauritius Latest maps from Windy.
Joe Tambini takes over live reporting from Kat Hopps. The storm is bearing down on Mauritius 7. The airline normally operates a daily flight to the island and two flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In a statement SAA said: The space agency tweeted:Settlement patterns. The population density in Mauritius is the highest of African countries and is among the highest in the world.
Overpopulation became a serious problem after the eradication of falciparum malaria by the early s led to a sharp increase in population.
Driven by government policy, supported by all the Mauritian religious communities, and assisted by the rapid pace of. Tropical cyclones are officially ranked on one of five tropical cyclone intensity scales, according to their maximum sustained winds and which tropical cyclone basin(s) they are located in.
Only a few scales of classifications are used officially by the meteorological agencies monitoring the tropical cyclones, but some alternative scales also exist, such as accumulated cyclone energy, the.
Courtesy call on Acting President of Mauritius H.E. Paramasivam Pillay (Barlen) Vyapoory - Visit of delegation from Bihar. Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is intensifying in the southern Indian Ocean and is likely to have a major effect on the 'island paradises' of both Mauritius and Reunion..
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