Articles tagged "2020/21 south pacific cyclone season"

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Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" formed over the Coral Sea on February 1, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The storm moved into the basin from the Australian region as a Category 2 tropical cyclone, to the northwest...

February 02, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Ana" hits Fiji, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone "Ana" made landfall near Rakiraki, Fiji at 06:00 LT on January 31, 2021, and continued tracking SSE over the Central Division towards the Suva area. By 12:00 LT (00:00 UTC), Ana's center was located over the coast of Viti...

February 01, 2021

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Warnings in place ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Ana" landfall, Fiji

Tropical Storm "Ana" formed late January 29, 2021 west of Fiji as the third named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific cyclone season. The system is expected to make landfall over Ra Province on Sunday morning (LT), January 31, and slow down as it moves over...

January 30, 2021

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Category 5 Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" makes landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" made landfall over Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island just after 06:00 UTC (18:00 LT) on December 17, 2020, with wind speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph) and momentary gusts up to 345 km/h (215 mph), according to the RSMC...

December 17, 2020

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Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" to strike Fiji with destructive winds, storm surge and very heavy rain

Yasa has rapidly intensified into a Category 5 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale ​by 15:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and is expected to move over Fiji on December 17, bringing destructive winds, storm surge with waves as high as 16 m (52...

December 16, 2020

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Yasa rapidly intensifies to Category 4 equivalent, set to approach Fiji at Category 5 strength

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa"-- the first named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season-- has rapidly intensified to Category 4 hurricane equivalent on December 15. The cyclone is forecast to hit Fiji with Category 5 force winds on Thursday...

December 15, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" expected to make landfall over Viti Levu, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Yasa" formed on December 12, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The current forecast track takes Yasa over Viti Levu, Fiji on December 17, with maximum sustained winds between 165 km/h (100...

December 14, 2020