NEWS

Tropical Depression TD02F Intensified Into A Category 1 System

Expect occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms over Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Eastern half of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and the Northern Lau group. Elsewhere, fine apart from showers especially in the afternoon or evening and possible isolated thunderstorms.
14 Dec 2020 09:38
Tropical Depression TD02F Intensified Into A Category 1 System
The forecast path shown above is the Nadi's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity at 9am on 14th December, 2020.

Formerly Tropical Depression TD02F has intensified into a category 1 system and named Tropical Cyclone Yasa at midnight tonight.

TC Yasa was located near 15.7S 172.1E or about 540km west-northwest of Viwa at 3am today. TC Yasa is currently moving south-southwest at about 6 knots.

TC Yasa is expected to make a loop just east of Vanuatu and expected to make a southeastwards turn by Thursday.

* Expect weather to gradually change for most places as the rain bands associated with TC Yasa moves over the group by Wednesday onwards with winds also expected to pick up especially over the western parts of the group and later to the rest of the group.

Meanwhile, another Tropical depression, TD03F is currently being monitored closely and lies close to Niue and the Tongan group of islands.

Forecast to midnight tonight:

Expect occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms over Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Eastern half of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and the Northern Lau group. Elsewhere, fine apart from showers especially in the afternoon or evening and possible isolated thunderstorms.

Isolated heavy falls possible.

Moderate to fresh easterly winds.

Rough seas expected.

 

 


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