just a visitor, but know little about mauritius.
i am planning to go there in 2 weeks.
here is site, where you can see cyclones in that area:http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropica ... latest.gif
and here you can see old and coming cycloneshttp://www.meteo.fr/temps/domtom/La_Reunion/#
and there link: Saison cyclonique en cours
but now there is none, it will take normaly days or weeks to rice up and come to mauritius, as you see cyclone Cleo, it was moving allmost 2 weeks, but didn't came to mauritius. they are normaly starting many thousands of kilometers from mauritius and they are not moving fast, even the winds can be fast inside cyclone.
and allmost allways they are coming from north east.
but local people can tell, when was last time, that cyclone was over mauritius, how many years ago?
side winds there can be more often, but not tropical storms, my last visit was 3 days in 3 weeks, when we couldn't go fishing out of mauritius, but we had good time inland.............