Forecast Bulletin – Mauritius
WEATHER NEWS FOR MAURITIUS ISSUED AT 04H30 ON TUESDAY 21 JANUARY 2020.
(1) Clouds associated with an instability zone coming from the West are influencing the local weather.
(2) On the other hand, the airmass covering our region is still moist, warm and unstable thus favoring the formation of active clouds.
FORECAST FOR NEXT 24 HOURS:
Cloudy early this morning and during the day with scattered showers.
The showers will be moderate to locally heavy at times with thunderstorms.
The maximum temperature will vary between 26 and 29 degrees Celsius over the Central Plateau and between 31 and 33 degrees Celsius along the coastal regions.
Cloudy at night with intermittent rain. The rain may be moderate to heavy at times accompanied with thunderstorms.
The minimum temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius over the high grounds and will vary between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius elsewhere.
Wind will blow from the Northern sector about 15 km/h, strengthening gradually in the afternoon with gust of 50 km/h.
Sea moderate beyond the reefs with South-Westerly swells, becoming gradually rough this afternoon.
Ventures in the open seas are not advised as from this afternoon.
(1) Atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of a low pressure area in the region between Madagascar and Mauritius.
The low may intensify and become a moderate tropical storm in the course of the week. A deterioration of weather is likely as from today.
There may be moderate to heavy rain accompanied with thunderstorms, windy conditions and rough seas.
The adverse weather may persist till Thursday 23 January 2020.
(2) The tropical disturbance evolving to the South-west of Diego Garcia may intensify further.
The situation is being closely monitored and updates will follow.
High Tides : 11h09 and tomorrow 00h33.
Low Tides : 05h43 and 17h59.
Sunrise : 05h45.
Sunset : 18h55.
Atmospheric pressure at 04h00 : 1005 hectoPascals.
Source: Mauritius Meteorological Services