Cyclone likely to form on Thursday, Fiji in path
16 January, 2020, 10:18 am
A tropical depression continues to strengthen as it moves towards Fiji, and is forecast to intensify into a cyclone tonight.
The system is forecast to swerve south of Rotuma tonight, before tracking close to a major town, Labasa, tomorrow as a category one or two cyclone.
The Fiji Meteorological Service said it was then likely to move close to Tonga’s main islands as a category two over the weekend.
Heavy wind and rain warnings are now in force for much of Fiji, with coastal flooding also forecast for Rotuma.