Fights and public transport in Mauritius have been disrupted amid a warning of an approaching intense tropical cyclone.
The Mauritius Meteorological Services said at 07:00, a “very intense tropical cyclone Freddy was centred at about 275 km to the north-east of Mauritius”, moving west at a speed of 30km/h (18mph).
It estimated that wind gusts near its centre was about 300 km/h.
“On this trajectory, Freddy continues to dangerously approach Mauritius and represents a direct threat,” it said.
The weather agency warned people not to go to the sea and advised the public to follow all precautions and stay in safe places.
The country’s national carrier, Air Mauritius issued a schedule of flights that it cancelled