Advertisement Fiji is an archipelago, consisting of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean. As we discussed yesterday, a new tropical system – Tropical Cyclone “Sarai formed near Fiji, moving south-southeast, just west of the main island Viti Levi and gradually deepening. Tropical Cyclone Sarai satellite image.
Tropical Cyclone Sarai is intensifying. Sarai, the southwest Pacific Ocean's latest named tropical cyclone, will track dangerously close to Fiji with downpours and strong winds into the weekend. The 2019–20 South Pacific cyclone season is the period of the year when most tropical cyclones form within the South Pacific Ocean to the east of 160°E. Tropical Cyclone Sarai is now official Dec 26, 2019, 12:51 PM The system has finally been announced to have formed into Cyclone Sarai It is currently Cat 1, but expected to increase to Cat 2 … Tropical Cyclone Sarai. The tropical storm’s center is expected to stay over water, just southwest of Fiji. Sarai will continue east through the remained of December, nearing the island of Tonga on New Years day. The season officially runs from November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, however a tropical cyclone could form at any time between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and would count towards the season total. Tropical Cyclone Sarai is now a Category two storm as it moves down Fiji's west coast - … Maximum sustained winds are near 55-60 knots (= 65-70 mph / 100-110 km/h), a solid Category 2 Tropical Cyclone strength. There are no maps available for this storm.
Tropical Cyclone #Sarai is now in a slow but steadily weakening trend, although it remains a strong cyclone. It is moving eastwards along the southern part of Fiji’s archipelago, still having severe winds and heavy rain effects on the islands. Tropical Cyclone Sarai has left holidaymakers travelling to and from Fiji stranded as it brings 90kmh winds and fears of flash floods. Sarai was located near latitude 13.7 degrees south and longitude 176.2 degrees east, approximately 320 nautical miles north-northwest of Suva, Fiji. Select a report to view: Learn more about Tropical Cyclone Sarai and the 2020 Southern Hemisphere hurricane season in … Tropical Cyclone Sarai has gradually weakened and downgraded to a category 1 system. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED (EIR) SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE SYSTEM HAS RAPIDLY DECAYED AS THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION HAS BECOME RAGGED AND FULLY EXPOSED AND THE CENTRAL … Tropical Cyclone Sarai continues to batter Fiji, with gale-force winds, heavy rain and large waves causing power outages and flooding across the country. At 10 a.m. EST (1500 UTC) on Dec.27 the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC noted that the center of Tropical cyclone Sarai was located near latitude 18.7 degrees south and longitude 176.1 degrees east, about 136 nautical miles west-southwest of Suva, Fiji.