Port Louis - Tropical storm Darius has avoided the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius and was on Saturday morning situated about 90 kilometres south of the island, the local meteorological services said.
Services at the air and sea ports resumed on Saturday after being closed on Friday afternoon following the upgrading of hurricane warning to three on a scale of four.
The warning has been lifted, the meteorological services confirmed.
Darius came closest to Mauritius at around 22:00.
No major damage was reported, but power supply to some 2 000 electricity consumers in the eastern and southern regions was cut off.
The situation was, however, expected to be back to normal by Monday at the latest, a spokesperson for Mauritius' central electricity board said.
The meteorological service predicted that rainy conditions would persist for some time, while the sea would remain turbulent.