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Fiji - Tropical Cyclone MONA

published on 07/01/2019
  • After passing east of Fiji's two main islands Viti and Vanua Levu, tropical cyclone MONA continued east-south-east in the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h (tropical storm). On 7 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 177 km south-east of Ongea Ndriti Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 170 km north-west of Ha'apai Island (Tonga).
  • MONA is forecast to weaken slightly as it moves south-west but a gale warning remains in effect for Vanau Levi (Fiji) and the islands in the Koro Sea.
  • 2 000 people are taking shelter in 40 evacuation centres in Fiji.
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