TC Josie: Near Kadavu this evening

The latest TC Josie forecast track map issued from the Fiji Met Office this morning. Picture: SUPPLIED

The latest TC Josie forecast track map issued from the Fiji Met Office this morning. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 8:58AM AT its current track, Tropical Cyclone Josie which was upgraded overnight from TDF12 will be near Kadavu, the Fiji Meteorology Service said.

In its Special Weather Bulletin Number eight issued at 7:11am today, the weather offices places TC Josie 60km south south east of Kadavu at 6pm and about 180km south east at 6am.

TC Josie is now a Cat 1 cyclone and was located near 18.9 south, 177.1 east which is 120km west of Kadavu and 130km south south west of Nadi at 6am today.

The cyclone will have average winds of up to 75km/hour with gusts of 100km per hour.

Moving at  east south east at 25km per hour, the cyclone will send damaging gale force winds likely to begin several hours before it actually passes nearby.

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