TC Keni: Winds intensify in the west

Update: 8:56AM WINDS have picked up in the Western Division as Tropical Cyclone Keni begins its slow journey towards the country.

The Fiji Meteorological Service says at 3am today, TC Keni was located about 340km west of Nadi and 280km west of Viwa.

Close to its centre, the Category 2 storm is expected to have winds of up to 110kmph with momemtary gusts to 155kmph.

TC Keni is moving east-southeast at 20kmph and in the next 12 hours is expected to further intensify.

On its current track, TC Keni is expected to be located about 100km southwest of Nadi or about 150km south of Viwa at 3am tomorrow.