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Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni - Apr 2018

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000037-FJI
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Fiji

As of 8 Apr 2018, Tropical Cyclone Keni remains to the west of the Group and has gradually picked up speed in the last 24 hours. The system is intensifying and anticipated to develop into a Category 1 cyclone in the next 12 to 18 hours. The environmental condition remains favorable for further intensification and TC Keni is likely to pass just southwest Fiji on Tuesday or early hours of Wednesday.

The outer active rain bands have started to affect the western parts of the country. As the system moves closer to Fiji, rain will become heavy and frequent. Effects of strong winds are also expected. Depending on the closeness of the system to pass land areas, gale force to storm force winds can be expected especially over the Western Division, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Groups.

Given that the tropical cyclones have behaved erratically, when encountering land masses in the past, the possibility of TC Keni making a landfall remains a possibility at this stage and its movement will be closely monitored. (Govt. Fiji, 08 Apr 2018)

Date: 05 Apr 2018
Status: Alert