Moderate tropical storm Edilson was further intensified and moved closer to Mauritius. It was located this afternoon about 370 miles east-northeast of Mauritius. The weather station Vacoas has issued a warning Class 2 Wednesday 5 February. A warning class 3 is not to exclude late afternoon, said a forecaster.
" There is a possibility that Edilson continues to intensify during the day , "the weather forecaster station. The storm moves in a general direction of the South at a speed of 10 km / h. It should accelerate.
Cyclonic conditions should be felt here tonight. The forecast wind gusting to 80 km / h to 100 km/ h accompanied by rain tonight. The sea will be removed.
Pre-primary, primary, secondary and all educational institutions are closed on Wednesday. "There will be no school today because there is a possibility that a warning be issued 2. We do not want to take any chances, "said Vasant Bunwaree, Minister of Education. However, principals and non-teaching staff will get to work.
Rodrigues, however, remains alert 1. Depending on the weather, a slight shift in the path to the south-east could bring the Edilson center closer to Rodrigues. The weather is expected to deteriorate in the late evening and overnight. Strong winds and rains could affect the island.