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Weather: Power Packed Harold May Pass Near Us

It is expected to be a Category 5 cyclone, which is the same strength as Tropical Cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji in 2016.
06 Apr 2020 09:38
Weather: Power Packed Harold May Pass Near Us

Fijians are being advised to heed weather warnings as Tropical Cyclone Harold passes over Vanuatu today, heading southwest of Fiji tonight. It is expected to be a Category 5 cyclone, which is the same strength as Tropical Cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji in 2016.

According to commercial weather service Na Draki Weather, Fiji will start to see initial impacts from tonight as rain increases over the Western, Central and Northern divisions, and the Eastern Division from tomorrow morning.

A statement on the Na Draki Weather website said: “Damaging gale force winds gusting to 85kph are expected over Viti Levu from Wednesday morning, while the southern Mamanucas, southwestern Viti Levu, Vatulele and Kadavu may experience destructive storm force winds later Wednesday.

“In addition to destructive winds, there will be prolonged heavy rain.

“People are advised to continue to listen closely to directives from relevant authorities with regards to the likely impacts of TC Harold.”

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Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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