Since 2000, 64 storms affected the archipelago. The French settled nearby Réunion in 1655, and colonized Mauritius in 1715, naming it Isle de France. While the south-east trade wind blows the whole year through and actually is a harmless and can even be a pleasant event, when it comes to cyclones the situation gets serious. Cyclones usually show up during the months of January to March. January 16, 1985 - While executing a loop, January 22, 1993 - High waves caused by a polar trough and, February 27, 2000 - The tropical disturbance that later became. The Bureau has compiled post tropical cyclone reports going back to 1970. In 1638, the Dutch started a colony on Mauritius, but abandoned it after a severe cyclone struck in 1695. [8], During a span of about six hours, the cyclone damaged most of the buildings on Mauritius, killed at least 1,200 people, and injured 4,000 others. Bansi hovered due north of Mauritius. On the morning that the cyclone arrived, the weather observatory sent a telegram, noting that "[the winds] will probably not exceed 90 km/h (56 mph)". Tropical cyclone threatens Mauritius and Reunion. Injured residents were carried and treated to the few buildings left standing, while homeless residents were housed in the barracks and the immigration building. Schools close and children sent home. First cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1615 hours on Saturday 04 February 2017. In the 1990s, 34 storms affected the Mascarene Islands, most notably Cyclone Bella in 1990, which damaged or destroyed 1,500 homes on Rodrigues, as well as Cyclone Hollanda, which caused the Mauritius Gross Domestic Product to decline by 10%. The storm destroyed churches and schools, including the Royal College. Fiji has 15 cases of the coronavirus, with all known sufferers in quarantine before the cyclone hit. The winds also knocked out telegraph lines, limiting communications, and damaged rail lines, interrupting travel. At least 1,200 people died during the storm, and another 4,000 people were injured, with 50,000 people left homeless, making the cyclone the second-deadliest tropical cyclone recorded in the South-West Indian Ocean basin, behind Cyclone Idai in 2019. [2] The nomenclature for the weather phenomena on Mauritius was variously described as a blizzard, cyclone, hurricane, tornado, and whirlwind, although the size and scope of the storm meant it was not a proper tornado. March 8, 1743 – A strong cyclone passed near Mauritius. On April 29, 1892, a powerful tropical cyclone struck the island of Mauritius in the South-West Indian Ocean. Matches can become damp 2. This was the final warning before the telegraph lines snapped. The deadliest storms since then were cyclones Carol in 1960, which killed 42 on Mauritius, and Jenny in 1962, which killed 17 on Mauritius and 32 on Réunion. January 6, 2001 - While passing west of Réunion. January 30, 1968 - After emerging from Madagascar, February 15, 1979 - For several days, tropical storms. Residents returned to business during the passage of the storm's eye, which was marked by the rain stopping and the appearance of the sun. Carol developed from a weak low that was near the southwest tip of Timor on 12 December 1980. If you are staying in a rented accommodation: 1. • 1615 – A storm on Mauritius wrecked the ship Peter's Booth. Rail service was halted due to storm debris on the tracks. No cyclone warning is in force in Mauritius. A few basic precautions will safely see you through these stormy winds. Enough gas for the stove and additional fuel for the generator 4. Other residents in the British Empire helped the colony rebuild. The most recent storm to affect the island group was Cyclone Joaninha in March 2019. Having the reputation of being the slowest town in terms of development, Vacoas is still a very nice place for its climate. The origins of the damaging cyclone are unclear. February 9, 1695 – A powerful cyclone struck Mauritius, destroying much of the island. The next cyclone named 'Vayu' was suggested by India. This analysis suggests that, on average, Mauritius experiences over US$110 million in combined direct losses from earthquakes. Fourteenth and last cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1010 hours on Tuesday 31 December 2019. [2] Mauritius administrator Eugène P. J. Leclézio requested assistance from the British government, estimating the cost of rebuilding at £800,000. January 25, 1710 – A powerful cyclone struck Mauritius, sinking a boat that was intended to evacuate the island's Dutch population. 1806 - A storm affected Mauritius during the year. During the storm, at least ten fires broke out in Port Louis, which destroyed 16 houses, and burnt several injured residents to death. The satellite imageries are updated every 6 hours. Cyclone Phetai, suggested by Thailand, originated in the Bay of Bengal. Last year at the end of February I already had the 'chance' to attend cyclone Gamede that was a big one that passed at a distance of about 250km from the west coast of Mauritius. During the cyclonic period, if a cyclone is approaching the island, one should immediately look for a shelter. There is a frenzy of activity everywhere. This included a storm in 1958 that dropped 2,467 mm (97.1 in) of rainfall at Aurere over 48 hours. We fly to Mauritius tomorrow ( yeah :) ) and have been looking at the Mauritius weather site for the last few days . First cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1615 hours on Saturday 04 February 2017. AUCUN CYCLONE D'AVERTISSEMENT N'EST EN VIGUEUR À MAURICE. About Cyclones in Mauritius. 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On April 29, 1892, a powerful tropical cyclone struck the island of Mauritius in the South-West Indian Ocean.At least 1,200 people died during the storm, and another 4,000 people were injured, with 50,000 people left homeless, making the cyclone the second-deadliest tropical cyclone recorded in the South-West Indian Ocean basin, behind Cyclone Idai in 2019. Since 1950, there have been 249 human fatalities related to tropical cyclones in the Mascarene Islands. Read these to learn more about the impacts of individual cyclones The cyclone warning system for Mauritius is established by the Mauritian Meteorological Services. 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