Ethel Rodrigues direct threat. The strong tropical storm expected to reach its closest point to less than 50 km on Friday night north of the island. Ethel influence time on the island, wind gusts over 110 km / h have been recorded in several regions.
The tropical storm was a tropical disturbance a few days before to intensify rapidly in the day of Thursday, January 19. The system has slightly increased. "Ethel is a danger to Rodrigues on this path. Strong gusts of 110 km / h have been recorded so far, " says Sudhir Beegoo forecaster.
Sudhir Beegoo emphasizes that only when Ethel will be located near the island there will be heavy showers. The ability to pass alert 4 is being considered at the weather station Vacoas. "At the moment the cyclone warning class 4 should not be dismissed. Wind gusts of over 120 km / h will then be recorded in several regions, " said the forecaster.
Ethel should not influence the time in Mauritius at the moment. "On this track, the cyclone formation is not in danger.But a decline in its path should be closer to Maurice, " contends Sudhir Beegoo.
After the warning class 3, Air Mauritius has canceled all its flights to the airport of Plaine Corail.