Last Updated: Monday, March 9, 2015

Tropical Cyclone Haliba brings heavy rainfall in Mauritius today

Mauritius Today's Weather Forecast Map (MMS)
Tropical Cyclone Haliba has caused heavy rainfall in Mauritius today.

According to the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), Tropical Storm Haliba was located about 330 km to the west-south-west of Mauritius as of 10:00 am today and moving in an east-south-easterly direction at 15 km/h.

The disturbance has caused heavy showers and thunderstorms over the whole island. All schools in Mauritius have been closed.

Madagascar Meteorological Station named Cyclone Haliba after intensifying into a moderate tropical storm yesterday.

According to the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Tropical Cyclone Haliba is forecast to strike Reunion at about 12:00 GMT today with the point of landfall near 21.8 S, 54.6 E.