Cyclone Imelda is the 3rd cyclone directly affecting Mauritius weather for this year. The tropical cyclone has strengthened significantly during Tuesday (9th April 2013) night. On Wednesday (10th April) morning, tropical cyclone Imelda was centered approximately to the East of northern Madagascar and is expected to veer southward and approach Mauritius and Rodrigues Island by the coming Friday. As usual we’ll keep you updated with the latest updates and trajectory on Island Crisis. This page will be updated as we have new information.

Imelda Cyclone

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Satellite Image of Cyclone Imelda

Imelda Satellite Image

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Advisory Updates for Cyclone Imelda

15 April 2013 at 20:30

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: NONE
  • Location: -
  • Distance: -
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: -
  • Forecast and Information: Imelda is moving away from Rodrigues.

15 April 2013 at 19:30

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: FOUR
  • Location: -
  • Distance: -
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 75 Km West South West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: South South East at 14Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone has decreased in strength and moving away from Rodrigues. Class 4 maintained.

15 April 2013 at 15:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: FOUR
  • Location: 19.1 S and 61.9 E
  • Distance: 440 Km ENE Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: South East at 14Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Winds of 120Km/h have been recorded at Rodrigues Island. The bad weather is expected to continue till tonight.

15 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: THREE
  • Location: 18.7 S and 61.3 E
  • Distance: 400 km East North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 230 km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 14 km/h South East
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone approaching Rodrigues Island and moving away from Mauritius.

14 April 2013 at 16:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: TWO
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: TWO
  • Location: 17.9 S and 59.9 E
  • Distance: 320 km North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 440 km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 10 km/h South South East
  • Forecast and Information: -

14 April 2013 at 10:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: TWO
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: TWO
  • Location: 17.2 S and 59.4 E
  • Distance: 360 km North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 495 km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 5 km/h South
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclonic conditions are still prevailing at St Brandon with frequent gusts exceeding 120 km/h. Imelda continues to approach Mauritius and remains a threat to the islands.

14 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: ONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: ONE
  • Location: 17.1 S and 59.2 E
  • Distance: 360 km North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 495 km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 5 km/h South
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclonic conditions are still prevailing at St Brandon with frequent gusts exceeding 120 km/h. Imelda continues to approach Mauritius and remains a threat to the islands.

13 April 2013 at 16:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: ONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: ONE
  • Location: 16.6 S and 59.3 E
  • Distance: 420Km North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 550 Km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 5Km/h South
  • Forecast and Information: Recent observations from the meteorological station at St Brandon indicate that Imelda is now passing at its closest distance to the Island. The highest gust recorded was of the order of 139 km/h.

13 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: ONE
  • Cyclone Warning for Rodrigues: ONE
  • Location: 15.9 S and 59.4 E
  • Distance: 500 Km North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: 550 Km North West Rodrigues
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 10Km/h South
  • Forecast and Information: Latest surface observations from Saint Brandon island indicate that moderate tropical storm Imelda has slightly intensified. At 02:00 today, Saint Brandon recorded gusts of the order of 120 km/h and around 100 millimetres of rainfall.

12 April 2013 at 16:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 14.8 S and 59.3 E
  • Distance: 660 North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: 10Km/h SSE
  • Forecast and Information: Imelda is now a moderate tropical storm. A high waves warning is also in force in Mauritius.

12 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 13.5 S and 58.6 E
  • Distance: 740 North of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: South East at 5Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone has further weakened during the previous night.

11 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 12.7 S and 58.0 E
  • Distance: 825 North of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: South at 10Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone is not a threat to Mauritius for the next 24 hours.

10 April 2013 at 16:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 12.3 S and 57.8 E
  • Distance: 855 North of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: South West at 10Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone is not a threat to Mauritius for the time being.

10 April 2013 at 10:30

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 12.0 S and 58.3 E
  • Distance: 900 North of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: West South West at 13Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: None.

10 April 2013 at 04:00

  • Cyclone Warning for Mauritius: NONE
  • Location: 11.8 S and 58.6 E
  • Distance: 915 North North East of Mauritius
  • Distance from Rodrigues: -
  • Direction Moving & Speed: West South West at 18Km/h
  • Forecast and Information: Cyclone is approaching but represent no threat to Mauritius for the next 48 hours unless a change in trajectory brings it to a more southward direction.

Weather in Mauritius for next 24 hours

Weather in Mauritius will remain cloudy to overcast in general with more frequent rainy periods mainly over the high grounds. Wind will blow from the east south easterly direction with a mean speed of 50 to 70 km/h and gusts of the order of 90 km/h.

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