Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa Centre(Category 5) was located near 15.8 south 177.4 east or about 100 kilometres north of Yasawa-i-rara or about 215 kilometres north of Nadi or about 220 kilometres west-northwest of Labasa at 11am today.
Close to its centre the cyclone is expected to have average winds up to 250 Km/hr with momentary gusts to 350 km/hr.
The cyclone is moving east-southeast at about 19 Km/hr.
On this track, at 8pm today the cyclone centre is expected to be located about 100km east of Yasawa-i-rara or about 90 km west-southwest Of Labasa. Moreover, the centre is expected to make landfall over the Province of Bua around 8pm this evening.
Further, at 8am tomorrow morning, the centre of Yasa is expected to be about 50km north-northeast of Moala or about 75 km east-southeast of Gau or about 165km east of Suva.
Destructive winds are likely to begin a several hours before the cyclone centre passes overhead or nearby