Fiji's Emergency Operations Centre has indicated damage from Cyclone Sarai is extensive. Photo: Twitter / Fiji Ministry of Forestry The storm battered large areas of Fiji for three days but overnight the system moved on. New … A strengthening tropical cyclone has put a dampener on holiday plans for New Zealanders heading to Fiji over the Christmas break. Fiji. An Auckland family are among those hunkering down as Cyclone Sarai lashes Fiji with momentary gusts to 150km/h. Holidaymakers in Fiji can only sit and wait out a tropical cyclone still hammering the small island nation. We (family of 2 adults & 2 young girls) were forced to evacuate. The cyclone is moving south at about 20km/hr and is expected to turn and move southeast from later tonight. The body of a man has been found in Fiji after he went missing in … Sarai brought heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 140 km/hr overnight to the country. A Tropical Disturbance TD03F was upgraded to a tropical cyclone on 24 December 2019 and developed into a category 1 cyclone (TC Sarai) on its pathway down the Western coastline of the main island of Viti Levu in Fiji heading in a south south-easterly direction and picking up strength as it progressed. Tropical Cyclone Sarai wreaks havoc in Fiji Tonga in preparation for Sarai's arrival A radio host and her husband were forced to hide in their boarded-up resort room in Fiji as a devastating tropical cyclone wreaked havoc outside. On the projected track, TC Sarai will continue moving on this path for the next 18 to 24 hours before it is expected to south-eastwards and … “Tropical Cyclone Sarai is expected to make landfall in Fiji on 27 December. Cyclone Sarai, a category two storm, made landfall on Fiji's southern islands with wind speeds of 170kmh and torrential rain. The death toll currently stands at four, although local media are carrying reports of several people still missing. This from Island transfer company South Seas cruises. Nonetheless, Fiji was lashed with winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour and torrential rain. As … (Reuters) Fiji declared a state of natural disaster, ordering its entire population to take shelter ahead of a nightly curfew as a potentially devastating cyclone approached the Pacific Island nation. Tropical Cyclone Sarai has lashed Fiji with heavy rain and destructive winds Tropical Cyclone Sarai has lashed Fiji with 140km/h winds forcing … Sarai was located near latitude 13.7 degrees south and longitude 176.2 degrees east, approximately 320 nautical miles north-northwest of Suva, Fiji. The Fiji National Disaster Management Office said one person was in intensive care and more than 2,500 people had moved to 70 evacuation centres. One person was killed in Fiji and one was missing as tropical cyclone Sarai battered the country with strong wind and heavy rain, authorities said. Tropical Cyclone Sarai was located about 175km southwest of viwa or about 180km west-southwest of Nadi in the last hour. Anticipate high winds, flooding, and storm surges,” the SmartTraveller website stated on Saturday. Fiji braces for Cyclone Sarai. Two dead, more than 2,500 evacuated as Cyclone Sarai lashes Fiji. The UN resident coordinator in Fiji, Sanaka Samarasinha, said the cyclone had tore a 100km path of destruction across the island. “Stay in touch with friends and family, monitor local media for updates, and follow the advice of local authorities.” A cyclone in 2018 caused huge damage in Fiji. Two people have been killed and more than 2000 people evacuated. As of earlier Sunday evening, the cyclone’s eye was northwest of Ono-i-Lau and tracking towards Tonga. 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