Cyclone Tino hit Fiji (17 Jan 2020)

Cyclone Tino has hit Fiji, with winds in the 140kph (87mph, 75kt, or Category 1 on our scale) winds.  This is the second storm to hit the islands in the last few weeks.  Here’s the damage swath map; economic impact is likely in the millions of dollars:

The storm is expected to hit several  islands over such as Tonga over the next few days as it begins to decay, and the north coast of New Zealand will likely see some waves from it.

Fiji does get bad storms from time to time.  Cyclone Winston in 2016 killed 44 people and cause perhaps upwards of $2 Billion in economic impact – a lot for these small islands.

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