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August 04, 2011

4.5 meters waves at south-west beaches

This is mainly due to the anti-cyclone period that is quite common during winters

The Mauritius Metrological Services (MMS), Vacoas, has forecast that the weather will remain cloudy with showers over the next few days.

This is mainly due to the anti-cyclone period that is quite common during winters.

According to the MMS, the seas will remain rough on the west and south coasts of the island, especially during rising tides.

Speaking to The Independent, weather forecaster Rakesh Seetohul said, “The swells are approaching Mauritius. These are generating from the combined effect of low pressure system and anti-cyclone.

Till now, the highest wave recorded has been 4.5 meters. For the time being, we are expecting waves of up to 5 metres high in the open sea. The weather will remain chilly and the wind will pick up speed over the next two to three days. Gradually, the swells will die down. For now, the sea will be rough.”

He added, “The weather will remain cloudy. There will be showers mainly over the central plateau, eastern and southern slopes. Gradually, the weather will improve.”

An anti-cyclone is an air mass whose wind is anti-clockwise. These are frequent during winters.

The public is advised not to venture out in the high seas as well as in the lagoons. The MMS also advises the public to avoid the south and west beaches of the island

Text by the Independent
 

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