Activation time (UTC): 2020-12-18 09:09:00
Event time (UTC): 2020-12-17 07:00:00
Event type: Storm (Tropical cyclone, hurricane, typhoon)
Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasa, the second major tropical cyclone to make landfall this year, hit Fiji’s second largest island – Vanua Levu – on 17 December unleashing winds as high as 350 km/h. While it was fast approaching Suva in the South-East of the main island Viti Levu, it passed at around 130 km from Suva, weakening on 18 December rapidly into a category 4 system at 6am and further downgraded into a category 3 system at 9am. The TC Yasa is currently heading towards Tonga. Samoa has also reported damages due to floods.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2020): Tropical Cyclone Yasa in Fiji (2020-12-18). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/287bba15-857c-4f89-ab87-63199567c245
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