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Weather watch: Expect strong winds, forecaster warns

FELIX CHAUDHARY
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Update: 12:23PM TROPICAL Cyclone Lusi was located 255kilometres north-northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, and about 1060km west-northwest of Nadi at 11am today.

Fiji Meteorological Service director Alipate Waqaicelua says TC Lusi is moving east-southeast at 8kmph.

The central pressure is 987hPa and intensity is 45 knots, he said.

TC Lusi is a category one tropical cyclone.

It is intensifying and expected to become a category two later today and category three by tomorrow.

The Nadi weather office has issued a strong wind warning for the Yasawa and Mamanuca Groups, Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.

People living in these areas should expect strong northerly winds with average speeds of 40kmph to 55kmph and momentary gusts of up to 75kmph.

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