Storm Waves Surge Up Mauritius Beach as Tropical Cyclone Freddy Approaches

There were rough seas off the east coast of Mauritius on Monday, February 20, as Tropical Cyclone Freddy approached the island.

The Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) issued a Class 3 cyclone warning, with gusts estimated at around 280 km/h (170 mph) at the cyclone’s center. The MMS said the storm was expected to pass about 120 km north-northwest of Grand Bay at its closest point around 5:00 pm on Monday.

Footage by Twitter user @aliohh shows the rough surf at the Belle Mare beach on the east coast of Mauritius.

The cyclone was forecast to impact Reunion Island between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, according to Meteo-France.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Freddy was expected to make landfall in Madagascar on Tuesday evening, as a Category 4 storm. Credit: @aliohh via Storyful

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