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Weather Outlook for Mauritius, Rodrigues and St-Brandon

The tropical depression which was evolving to the north-north-east of Rodrigues on Thursday 15 intensified into a moderate tropical storm during the night and was named Djoungou at 22h00.

Evolving in a favourable environment, Djoungou has intensified into a severe tropical storm during the day. At 10h00, it was centered near latitude 16.2 degrees south and longitude 65.9 degrees east, that is at a distance of about 450

km to the north-east of Rodrigues. It is moving in a general south-easterly direction at a speed of about 12 km/h.

Most weather models indicate that Djoungou will continue to develop further and it is very likely that it will reach the tropical cyclone intensity by tonight. It does not represent a threat since it will continue to move away from the Mascarenes Islands towards the south-east.

Another low-level circulation can be depicted off the north-east coast of Madagascar in the satellite imagery of this morning. Most weather models are further developing this low-pressure as from early next week while moving it

eastward, thus, approaching our region. However, there are still some uncertainties regarding the intensity and movement of the low. There is a low probability that this system may reach the naming stage by Tuesday 20 February 2024.

The Mauritius Meteorological Services is keeping a close watch on the evolution of this system.

Weather outlook for Friday 16 to Monday 19 February, 2024



Passing showers, mainly to the East, the South and the Central Plateau. The showers are likely to be more frequent on Saturday

Wind will blow from the east-southeasterly at a speed of about 25 km/h with peaks of 50 km/h.


St Brandon:

Occasional showers.

Wind southerly 25km/h with peaks of 50 km/h, becoming southeasterly as from Saturday



Rather cloudy on Friday and Saturday with passing showers, improving gradually on Sunday as the Djoungou moves away.

Wind easterly 45 km/h with gusts of the order of 90 km/h.

The open sea will be rough to very rough with swells and wave heights of the order of 5 meters are expected.

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