Edilson moderate tropical storm was located about 300 km north-east of Mauritius this afternoon, Wednesday, February 5. And it continues to get closer to the island. A cyclone warning Class 3 was issued by the meteorological station of Vacoas.
Edilson moves in a branch of the South at an accelerated speed of 15 km / h. Cyclonic conditions should be felt here tonight. The forecast wind gusting up to 100 km / h accompanied by rain. Around 4:00 in the morning Edilson should go to its furthest point near Mauritius.
With the risk of deteriorating weather, Air Mauritius has decided to review the program some flights on Wednesday 5 February. MK646 flight to Kuala Lumpur will take off 19 hours instead of 21.15. The flight MK744 to Mauritius leave Delhi at 19:30 instead of 9:15 p.m. ET flight MK 248, under 22 hours, take off at 19:45.
A Rodrigues, alert 1 is maintained. Edilson was about 430 km northwest of Rodrigues. There is always a risk of a slight shift in the path to the south-east could bring the center of Rodrigues.
Strong winds and rains are expected over the whole island in the evening and overnight. The wind will blow from north-east to reach 90 km / h overnight.