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08 Jan 2019 description

Tropical cyclone MONA continues east-south-east over the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 46 km/h (tropical depression). On 8 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 150 km south-west of Ona Llau Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 480 km west of Tongatapu Island (Tonga). A tropical cyclone warning remains in effect for Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua Islands (Tonga) and a strong wind warning for the southern Lau and Lomaivti Islands (Fiji).

08 Jan 2019 description

Fiji's National Disaster Management Office says two days of food rations will be provided for the nearly 600 people living in evacuation centres around the country following Tropical Cyclone Mona.

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07 Jan 2019 description
  • 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.

07 Jan 2019 description

The Fiji Met Service says the Lau group in the south of the country remains under threat from Cyclone Mona.

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06 Jan 2019 description
  • As of 06:00 (UTC) on 6 January the Fiji Metrological Service report that TC MONA was located about 120 km north northwest of Udu Point moving east south east.

  • They expect the cyclone to pass to the east of Tavenui around 14:00 (UTC) today and be centred approximately 200 km east of Viti Levu by 00:00 (UTC) on 7 January.

  • Media report that over 600 people have taken shelter in 15 evacuation centres around Fiji as TC MONA continues to approach Vanua Levu and surrounding smaller islands.

06 Jan 2019 description

Over 600 people have taken shelter in 15 evacuation centres around Fiji as Cyclone Mona continues to approach Vanua Levu and surrounding smaller islands.

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05 Jan 2019 description
  • On 4 January, Tropical cyclone Mona continued to intensify and was upgraded to a Category 2, with gusts of wind of up to 120 km/h.
  • On 5 January, TC Mona was downgraded into Category 1, moving east-southeast. It is expected to go through both main islands of Fiji, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
  • Initial reports indicate opening of evacuation centres and no incurred damages.
05 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

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 centre was located near 13.1 degrees’ south latitude and 176.2 degrees’ east longitude or 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.

04 Jan 2019 description

The situation

Tropical Depression, TD04F intensified further and developed into a category 1 (CAT 1) tropical cyclone at 10 am on 4 January 2019 and last upgraded to Category 2 in the afternoon. It has been named Tropical Cyclone Mona (TC Mona).

Tropical cyclone Mona was located about 300km Northwest of Labasa at 7 am on 4 January. Close to the centre, average winds are estimated to be about 85km/hr with momentary gusts to 120km/hr.

04 Jan 2019 description

After passing east of Rotuma Island (Fiji), tropical cyclone MONA continued south-south-west, strengthening. On 4 January, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approx. 230 km north-west of Vanua Levu Island and 200 km north of Yasawa Island, with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm). It is forecast to strenghthen as it moves south-south-west towards Fiji's two main islands, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, and reach Vanua Levu on 6 January with maximum sustained winds up to 130 km/h. Strong winds and heavy rainfall is expected over Yasawa, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.

04 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

Tropical cyclone Mona has continued to intensify and was upgraded into a category 2 tropical cyclone at 10am today. TC Mona remains to the northwest of the Group and has gradually picked up speed in the last 24 hours.

The cyclone is expected to move towards the south-southwest till this evening, turn and move east-southeast towards the Fiji Group from tonight.

04 Jan 2019 description

TROPICAL CYCLONE THREAT TRACK MAP

For the 24 hr and 48 hr positions, the three radii represent the extent of Hurricane, Storm and Gale winds away from the centre.

Name: Tropical Cyclone MONA

Situation At: 0000 UTC Friday 4 January 2019

Location: 14.7S, 177.3E

Recent Movement: SW at 3 km/h

Fiji time is UTC +12 hours.

For example, 0000 UTC Saturday is 1200 Saturday Fiji time.

For example, 1800 UTC Saturday is 0600 Sunday Fiji time.

03 Jan 2019 description
  • Tropical cyclone MONA formed in the South Pacific Ocean on 2 January and started moving towards the Fiji Islands. On 3 January, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 160 km north-east of Rotuma island and 560 km north-west of Vanua Levu Island with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).

03 Jan 2019 description

TROPICAL CYCLONE THREAT TRACK MAP

For the 24 hr and 48 hr positions, the three radii represent the extent of Hurricane, Storm and Gale winds away from the centre.

Name: Tropical Cyclone MONA

Situation At: 0000 UTC Thursday 3 January 2019

Location: 11.5S, 177.9E

Recent Movement: SSE at 21 km/h

Fiji time is UTC +12 hours.

For example, 0000 UTC Saturday is 1200 Saturday Fiji time.

For example, 1800 UTC Saturday is 0600 Sunday Fiji time.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain is moving towards the Fiji Group from the north. The trough is expected to bring heavy rainfall as it moves closer towards the Group.

Meanwhile, there are two tropical depressions and one tropical disturbance currently analysed in the area of responsibility of Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) Nadi.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

Tropical Depression, TD04F intensified further and developed into a category 1 (CAT 1) tropical cyclone at 10am this morning. It has been named Tropical Cyclone Mona (TC Mona).

Tropical Cyclone Mona was located near 11.4 degrees’ south latitude and 177.3 degrees’ east longitude or about 130km north-northeast of Rotuma or about 710km north of Nadi at 10am today.
TC Mona is currently moving south towards the Group at about 20km/hr.

03 Jan 2019 description

TROPICAL CYCLONE THREAT TRACK MAP

For the 24 hr and 48 hr positions, the three radii represent the extent of Hurricane, Storm and Gale winds away from the centre.

Name: Tropical Cyclone MONA
Situation At: 2100 UTC Wednesday 2 January 2019
Location: 11.4S, 177.3E
Recent Movement: S at 30 km/h

Fiji time is UTC +12 hours.
For example, 0000 UTC Saturday is 1200 Saturday Fiji time.
For example, 1800 UTC Saturday is 0600 Sunday Fiji time.

31 Dec 2018 description

A tropical storm making its way towards Fiji is expected to become a cyclone within the next 12 hours.

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20 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

  • The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

  • The last confirmed case was reported in September this year and the situation is being monitored by the Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce.

  • The Taskforce continnues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications..

19 Dec 2018 description

Fiji's government has announced the end of the Meningococcal C outbreak that was declared in March this year and which took the lives of six people.

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