TC Sarai is expected to exit Fiji waters by today afternoon moving towards Tonga.
Associated damaging gale force winds should clear Ono-i-Lau by tomorrow morning.
TC Sarai is anticipated to weaken and downgrade to a category 1 system as it moves further away from Fiji.
At 4 pm yesterday, TC Sarai was located near 20.7 south latitude, 178.1 west longitude or about 65km east of Ono-i-Lau or 210km south-southeast of Kabara.
Close to its center TC Sarai is expected to have average winds of up to 95km/hr with momentary gusts to 130km/hr.
TC Sarai is moving east- southeast at about 11km/hr.