Tropical Cyclone Mona has weakened and downgraded to a category 1 system at 11am today.
The cyclone is currently moving eastwards and should track southeast towards Fiji in the next 9 to 12 hours.
Tropical cyclone Mona’s centre was located about 380km north-northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 460km northwest of Labasa at 1pm today.
TC Mona is moving east-northeast at about 10km/hr.
On the forecast track, the centre is expected to be located about 330km north of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 390km northwest of Labasa at 1am tomorrow morning and about 190km north of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 180km northwest of Labasa at 1pm tomorrow.
Damaging winds are likely to begin several hours before the cyclone centre passes overhead or nearby.
All communities living in low coastal, flood prone and low lying areas are reminded to remain alert and take all necessary precautions, similarly for those living in landslide prone areas. Members of the public are advised to remain updated with the latest weather information and take alerts and warnings seriously.