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Torrential rains aggravate situation in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold" in Fiji

Torrential rains affecting Fiji since April 27, 2020, triggered widespread flooding and landslides in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold." The country's disaster management office (NDMO) issued warnings on April 29, urging residents to...

April 29, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" leaves a trail of destruction across Vanuatu and Fiji -- passing over Tonga

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" left a path of destruction across Fiji on April 8, 2020, just 2 days after its devastating impact on Vanuatu -- the country's second-strongest cyclone on record. Harold's eye is passing just south of Tonga at 22:00...

April 08, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" heading toward Fiji

After wreaking havoc across Vanuatu, Severe Tropical Cyclone "Harold" is now heading toward Fiji where the country's disaster management office has activated its national emergency operations center. At 09:00 UTC on April 7, Category 4 Severe Tropical...

April 07, 2020

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At least 3 dead after very heavy rains hit Fiji, severe weather continues into the weekend

Very heavy rains hit parts of Fiji on March 19, 2020, causing floods and mudslides which resulted in at least 3 fatalities. Severe weather is forecast to continue into the weekend. With this, heavy rain and a flash flood warning are in force for most of the country....

March 21, 2020

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Ha'apai in urgent need of repair after passage of Category 3 Tropical Cyclone "Tino" - Tonga

The center of Severe Tropical Cyclone "Tino" passed over Tonga on January 18, 2020, as a Category 3 cyclone. Luckily, it only grazed the capital Nuku'alofa, previously expected to suffer a direct hit. Tino's eye passed between the Ha'apai Group...

January 20, 2020

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Fierce winds and heavy rain lash Fiji as Tropical Cyclone "Tino" strengthens into Category 2

Tropical Cyclone "Tino" formed on January 16, 2020, as the third named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. Tino has intensified into a Category 2 storm on January 17, moving southeast at 28 km/h (17 mph) with winds of up to 130 km/h (81...

January 17, 2020

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Flood alerts in force as Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" strengthens to Category 2, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" strengthened into Category 2 on the Fiji Intensity Scale (Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) on December 28, 2019, and was positioned about 90 km (56 miles) SSE of Kadavu and 190 km (118 miles) S of Suva at 14:00 UTC today...

December 28, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" forms near Fiji, landfall expected at Category 2 strength

Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" formed near Fiji on December 26, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue intensifying, reaching Category 2 strength late December 27, SSW of Nadi, Fiji. Sarai...

December 26, 2019

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TC Mona becomes category 2 storm near Fiji, damaging swells, storm surge and flooding expected

Tropical Cyclone "Mona" strengthened into a category 2 storm at 10:00 local time on January 4, 2019. The system is heading toward Fiji, forcing authorities to issue numerous warning. With rivers being at medium to high flows, soil already saturated and...

January 04, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Keni" heading toward Fiji, warnings issued

Tropical Cyclone "Keni" formed April 8, 2018 near Vanuatu as the 8th named cyclone of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. Keni is strengthening on its way toward Fiji where officials issued tropical cyclone warning. At 06:00 UTC (18:00 FST)...

April 09, 2018

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Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

A new tropical cyclone, currently designated Invest Area 91P, is brewing between Vanuatu and Fiji while dropping heavy rain over parts of Vanuatu. The system is currently almost stationary NE of Vanuatu and expected to start moving toward Fiji. At 06:00 UTC (17:00...

April 06, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Josie" claims 4 lives in Fiji

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone "Josie," which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 - April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively...

April 02, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Ella" dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" is currently dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna but its track has changed it does no looker look like it's gonna impact any land before it dissipates. Although the cyclone is no longer expected to intensify,...

May 12, 2017

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Massive landslide hits Fiji, sweeps homes to sea

A massive landslide hit Fiji's Qamea island on December 18, 2016, sweeping homes into the sea. The slide happened after the first tropical depression of the 2016/17 South Pacific cyclone season dumped heavy rain and caused severe flooding throughout the country....

December 19, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moves away from Fiji, to pass over Tonga

Fiji was placed under nation-wide curfew as Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moved over Vanuatu and started approaching the island on April 5. Zena passed just south of the main Fiji island of Viti Levu around 11:00 UTC on April 6 and warnings have been mostly...

April 06, 2016

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Slow-moving area of active thunderstorms causing widespread flooding in Fiji

A slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall to Fiji over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and claiming the life of at least one person. The system is expected to remain over the island nation over the next few days while...

April 05, 2016

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Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Zena" forms west of Vanuatu, moving toward Fiji

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Zena" has formed just west of Vanuatu in the south-west Pacific on April 5, 2016. Zena is moving toward the island nation of Fiji where slow-moving area of active thunderstorms brought 208 mm (8.2 inches) of rain on Monday,...

April 05, 2016