Bansi Remains A Threat To Mauritius, & Potentially To Rodrigues As Well

Bansi is still a threat to Mauritius. While there are chances that it moves away from us, the risk of it deflecting from its current path such that it comes closer to us still exists. Furthermore, if it does divert from its trajectory, Rodrigues will also be under its menace.

At 4:00 a.m today 14th of January, cyclone Bansi was at 290 km at the North of Mauritius. It was observed to be moving in the East at around 6 km/h. If it keeps on proceeding in this path, it will soon move away from our island. However, at the moment, its trajectory is still unpredictable.

According to the forecasters of the Vacoas meteorological station, Bansi might still deflect from its current path; we cannot as of now be sure that we will indeed be safe from it. The meteorologists have found indications that Bansi might very well reorient itself towards the south-east in the hours to come.

Were Bansi to actually move towards the south-east, the eye of the cyclone will become in close proximity to us. The risk of having cyclonic winds remains; winds near its center have been recorded at 200 km/h. Bansi still stands as a threat for us.

The strongest winds were observed to have many regions of Mauritius:

  • Albion : 47 km/h
  • Le Morne: 94 km/h
  • Pointe aux Canonnier: 54 km/h
  • Nouvelle Decouverte: 79 km/h
  • Mont Loisir Rouillard: 65 km/h
  • Grand Bassin: 76 km/h
  • Vacoas: 80 km/h
  • Plaisance (aéroport) : 59 km/h
  • Quatre Bornes: 76 km/h
  • Champs de Mars: 90 km/h
  • Domaine les Pailles: 79 km/h

Rodrigues: cyclone warning class one

If Bansi does divert from the east trend, Rodrigues will be its new target. A cyclone warning class one is currently in force in the island; the warning was issued today morning. Rodrigues has also been drenched in torrential rain.

No information of the closure of educational institutions has been given out though.

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