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Cyclones in Mauritius

Cyclones occurfrequently in Mauritius. On average, they happen about 6 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Black River, Flacq and Rivière du Rempart.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Mauritius has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent cyclones in Mauritius since 2018

Jasmine: April 24-28, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
Diameter:
max. 963 km
Air pressure:
below 984 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 28th, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 457 km east of Petite Case Noyale in Black River.

Emnati: February 16-24, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 941 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 19th, 2022 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 69 km north of Cargados Carajos.

Dumako: February 13-16, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 995 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 13th, 2022 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 98 km north of Cargados Carajos.

Batsirai: January 27 to February 8, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 230 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 01st, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 71 km south of Cargados Carajos.

Iman: March 7-9, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 991 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 07th, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 435 km south of Souillac in Savanne.

Faraji: February 5-16, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 256 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Air pressure:
below 920 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 16th, 2021 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 533 km west of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Eloise: January 17-21, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 18th, 2021 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 374 km north of Cargados Carajos.

Danilo: January 1-9, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 130 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Air pressure:
below 979 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 09th, 2021 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 165 km northwest of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Chalane: December 25-30, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 241 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 25th, 2020 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 349 km east of Cargados Carajos.

Herold: March 12-21, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 955 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 17th, 2020 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 108 km southeast of Baie aux Huîtres in Rodrigues.

Gabekile: February 13-23, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 241 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 23rd, 2020 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 342 km southwest of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Francisco: February 3-15, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 11th, 2020 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 88 km north of Cap Malheureux in Rivière du Rempart.

Esami: January 22-26, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
on land:
max. 43 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Black River
Flacq

Diane: January 22-29, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Rivière du Rempart

Calvinia: December 17, 2019 to January 3, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 970 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 30th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 57 km southwest of Bambous Virieux in Grand Port.

Ambali: December 3-9, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 250 km/h
Diameter:
max. 463 km
Air pressure:
below 930 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 09th, 2019 at 10:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 279 km north of Cargados Carajos.

Joaninha: March 18 to April 1, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 217 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Eye:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 939 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 26th, 2019 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 92 km north of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Haleh: February 28 to March 10, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 941 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 07th, 2019 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 745 km southwest of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Funani: February 3-10, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 217 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 07th, 2019 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 238 km northwest of Port Mathurin in Rodrigues.

Gelena: February 4-16, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 217 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 942 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 10th, 2019 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 71 km south of Baie aux Huîtres in Rodrigues.


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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