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Tropical Cyclone Tino to affect Fiji and Tonga

January 14, 2020: A storm in the Pacific is expected to become a tropical cyclone 'Tino' by Wednesday or Thursday.

A tropical disturbance is located 1,670 km to the north-west of Fiji or 760 kilometres west-northwest of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. The system is expected to intensify into Tropical Cyclone Tino on 15 January 2020.

Warnings are being issued in Fiji and Tonga with fears both islands are in line to be directly hit by a tropical cyclone.

The system is anticipated to enter Fijian waters on January 17, 2020.