NEWS

Severe TC Yasa Expected to Make Landfall Over Bua In a Few Hours

On this track, at 8pm today the cyclone centre is expected to be located about 100 kilometres east of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 90 kilometres west-southwest of Labasa and the centre is expected to make landfall over the province of Bua around 8pm this evening.
17 Dec 2020 15:40
Severe TC Yasa Expected to Make Landfall Over Bua In a Few Hours
The latest weather tracking map issued from the Fiji Met Office.
Severe tropical cyclone Yasa (Category 5) is passing through Yasawa-i-Rara and heading towards Vanua Levu. The cyclone is expected to make landfall over the province of Bua around 8pm this evening.
Th Fiji Meteorological Service said at 2pm today, Severe TC Yasa was located near 16.2 south 178.1 east or about 80 kilometres north-northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara, 140 kilometres west-northwest of Labasa and 185 kilometres northwest of Koro.
Close to its centre the cyclone is expected to have average winds up to 240 km/hr with momentary gusts to 345 km/hr. The cyclone is moving east-southeast at about 13 knots or 24km/hr.
On this track, at 8pm today the cyclone centre is expected to be located about 100 kilometres east of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 90 kilometres west-southwest of Labasa and the centre is expected to make landfall over the province of Bua around 8pm this evening.
At 8am tomorrow, the centre of Yasa is expected to be about 50 kilometres north-northeast of Moala or about 75 kilometres east-southeast of Gau or about 165km east of Suva.


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