The appearance of spectacular lightning Thursday night April 28 , accompanied by thunderstorms, caused major power outages across the country .
The Central Electricity Board (CEB ) estimates that 10,000 homes were plunged into darkness in the early evening . In many cases, the affected homes were without electricity for nearly an hour. CEB technicians were at work until very late Thursday night April 28 in order to bring the situation back to normal.
It is mainly the regions of Beau-Bassin, Maingard, Chebel, Coromandel, and part of Rose Hill, which were affected by power cuts, which the CEB, were caused by thunderstorms and lightning occurred in the evening.
You should also add a feeder of the CEB, located in the region of FUEL, was also devastated by this weather pattern for the less spectacular.
According to a statement issued to 19 h 30 by the weather station Vacoas, this is explained because of atmospheric instability.
Vacoas The station did not exclude the fact that lightning can fall on overhead structures. It was strongly advised the public to take precautions and to shelter.
Forecasters have developed some practical advice, especially to remain careful on the road because of misty pockets. The fishing trips and on the plains are discouraged. The public is also advised not to shelter under trees.
This phenomenon, according to the explanations of Edley Michaud, a member of the Mauritius Meteorological Society which exists since 1851, appears to Mauritius after 124 years.
Edley Michaud maintains that 124 years ago, Mauritius had witnessed the Black Friday, which he had caused the death of 1100 people.
“A cyclone of high intensity had fallen on Mauritius. And on the eve of the cyclone, the same phenomenon occurred with the appearance of lightning and thunderstorms during long hours, “says Edley Michaud.
(Google translate – Defimedia.info)