A STORM WARNING IS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP, NORTHERN HALF OF VITI LEVU AND WESTERN HALF OF VANUA LEVU.

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR REST OF VITI LEVU, REST OF VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS, LOMAIVITI GROUP AND KADAVU.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF FIJI. A STORM SURGE AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELL WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR COASTAL WATERS OF ROTUMA, YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP, VITI LEVU, VANUALEVU AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS AND IS NOW IN FORCE FOR LOMAIVITI GROUP, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS OF SERUA TO NAVUA. MEANWHILE, A FLASH FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF FIJI.

A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF FIJI. SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE YASA CENTRE 917HPA CATEGORY 5 WAS LOCATED NEAR 14.8 SOUTH 174.9 EAST OR ABOUT 360 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF YASAWA-I-RARA, 425 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF NADI AND 345 KILOMETRES SOUTHWEST OF ROTUMA AT 6:00PM TODAY.

CLOSE TO ITS CENTRE THE CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AVERAGE WINDS UP TO 230 KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS TO 325 KM/HR.

THE CYCLONE IS MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT 15 KM/HR. ON THIS TRACK, THE CYCLONE CENTRE IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED ABOUT 180 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF YASAWA-I-RARA OR ABOUT 270 KILOMETRES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF NADI OR ABOUT 340 KILOMETRES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ROTUMA AT 6:00AM TOMORROW, AND ABOUT 180 KILOMETRES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF SUVA OR ABOUT 140 KILOMETRES WEST OF LABASA OR ABOUT 345 KILOMETRES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF MATUKU AT 6.00PM ON FRIDAY. DESTRUCTIVE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO BEGIN A SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE CYCLONE CENTRE PASSES OVERHEAD OR NEARBY.

FOR ROTUMA EXPECT STRONG WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS UPTO 45 KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 65 KM/HR. WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS UPTO 75KM/HR FROM LATER TODAY. PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.

EXPECT SEA FLOODING OF COASTAL AREAS FROM STORM SURGES AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS DURING HIGH TIDE. FOR YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP. EXPECT STRONG WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 45 KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 65 KM/HR.

WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 75KM/HR FROM 3AM TOMORROW MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO FURTHER INCREASE TO DESTRUCTIVE STORM FORCE AND VERY DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS UPTO 185KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 260KM/HR BY MIDDAY TOMORROW. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.

EXPECT PHENOMINAL SEAS AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS WITH WAVE HEIGHTS ABOVE 14 METERS OVER OPEN WATERS. EXPECT SEA FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE FROM STORM SURGES ON TOMORROW AND FRIDAY WITH STORM SURGES HEIGHT OF MORE THAN 3 METERS POSSIBLE IN COASTAL AREAS.

FOR NORTHERN HALF OF VITI LEVU [FROM NADI THROUGH TO BA TO RAKIRAKI AND TO KOROVOU] AND WESTERN HALF OF VANUA LEVU [WHOLE OF BUA THROUGH TO VOTUA, NABITI, NASASA AND TO UDU POINT]. EXPECT STRONG WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 45 KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 65 KM/HR.

WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 75KM/HR FROM 9AM TOMORROW MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO FURTHER INCREASE TO DESTRUCTIVE STORM FORCE AND VERY DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS UPTO 185KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 260KM/HR BY 6PM TOMORROW.

PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS EXPECTED. EXPECT PHENOMINAL SEAS AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS WITH WAVE HEIGHTS ABOVE 14 METERS OVER OPEN WATERS.

EXPECT SEA FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE FROM STORM SURGES ON TOMORROW AND FRIDAY WITH STORM SURGES HEIGHT OF MORE THAN 3 METERS POSSIBLE AT COASTAL AREAS. FOR FOR REST OF VITILEVU, REST OF VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS, LOMAIVITI GROUP AND KADAVU.

EXPECT STRONG WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 45 KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 65 KM/HR. WINDS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 75KM/HR FROM 12PM TOMORROW AND IS EXPECTED TO FURTHER INCREASE TO DESTRUCTIVE STORM FORCE AND VERY DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS UPTO 185KM/HR WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 260KM/HR BY 9PM TOMORROW. PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.

FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS EXPECTED. EXPECT PHENOMINAL SEAS AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS WITH WAVE HEIGHTS ABOVE 14 METERS OVER OPEN WATERS. EXPECT SEA

FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE FROM STORM SURGES ON TOMORROW AND FRIDAY WITH STORM SURGES POSSIBLE AT COASTAL AREAS.

FOR THE REST OF FIJI GROUP: EXPECT MODERATE TO FRESH EASTERLY WINDS. WINDS EXPECTED TO BECOME STRONG WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS OF 45KM/HR ON THURSDAY MORNING. WINDS XPECTED TO INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH SPEEDS UPTO 75 KM/HR FROM TOMORROW EVENING AND FURTHER INCREASING TO DESTRUCTIVE STORM FORCE AND VERY DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS UPTO 185 KM/HR AND MOMENTARY GUSTS UPTO 260 KM/HR FROM MIDNIGHT TOMORROW.

PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS EXPECTED. VERY ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS AND STORM SURGES LIKELY. FLOODING INCLUDING SEA FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.

The following information is provided especially for the mariners:

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ESPECIALLY FOR THE MARINERS:

EXPECT WINDS OVER 63 KNOTS WITHIN 45 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 30 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 30 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 45 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 47 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 33 KNOTS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT PHENOMINAL SEAS AND DAMAGING HEAVY SWELLS WITH WAVE HEIGHTS ABOVE 14 METERS OVER OPEN WATERS.

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