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I dont know if anyone here is in Fiji or not, but Fiji could be hit by a cyclone with winds up to Cat 5 intensity. Prayers going out for everyone in Fiji. Hoping this is the LAST thing 2020 throws at us.

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ColdBonsai

Yikes. Any idea what areas will be hit? The mainland will fare better then some of the outer islands but not by much. Wonderful place and people, but once you get outside of the city many still live in thatch huts and/or are extremely isolated on the outer islands.

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JLM
7 hours ago, ColdBonsai said:

Yikes. Any idea what areas will be hit? The mainland will fare better then some of the outer islands but not by much. Wonderful place and people, but once you get outside of the city many still live in thatch huts and/or are extremely isolated on the outer islands.

Forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii. According to this forecast, it is not expected to strike with winds equal to Cat 5 intensity, but 130 knots is not far from the threshold at 150 mph.

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JLM

Oh my lord! Yasa is now a powerful 160 mph super cyclone. Fiji is now forecasted to see winds gusting to 170 mph. PRAY FOR FIJI!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tropicbreeze

The cyclone season has only just started for the southern hemisphere.

FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE
GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF FIJI
Media Release 1pm, Wednesday, 16 December, 2020
Situation
Severe tropical cyclone Yasa has rapidly intensified and upgraded further into a category 5 system at 3am today. Severe TC Yasa was located near 14.6 south latitude and 174.1 east longitude or about 440km west-northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara, about 500km northwest of Nadi and about 395km southwest of Rotuma at midday today. The system is currently moving eastwards at about 6 knots or 11 kilometers per hour.
On this forecasted track, Severe TC Yasa is expected to be located about 280km northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara, about 360km north-northwest of Nadi and about 320km south-southwest of Rotuma at 3am tomorrow.
At 9am on Friday, the cyclone is expected to be located about 65km east-northeast of Yasawa-i-Rara, about 160km north-northeast of Nadi and about 460km south-southeast of Rotuma.
Destructive winds are likely to begin a several hours before the cyclone centre passes overhead or nearby.

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