Natural Disaster

TD05F expected to escalate into Tropical Cyclone

February 8, 2024 10:47 am

[Source: Fiji Met/ Facebook]

Tropical Depression TD05F has re-entered Fiji’s area of responsibility, positioned west of Vanuatu and moving east at eight knots.

The Fiji Weather Office anticipate its intensification into a Tropical Cyclone within the next 12 to 18 hours.

According to the team, three weather systems are under analysis within Fiji’s area of responsibility.

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TD08F has gained strength, earning the designation of Category 1 Tropical Cyclone OSAI.

OSAI is currently located west of the Southern Cook Islands, tracking South-southeast at a speed of 15 knots.

Further West, Category 1 Tropical Cyclone NAT is situated west of French Polynesia advancing eastward at four knots.

Forecasts indicate that TC NAT is likely to weaken, transitioning into a low-pressure system within the next 12 hours.

The Fiji Meteorological Service is closely monitoring these three weather systems and will provide regular updates.