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Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston lashes Fiji with winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour

Tropical cyclone hits Fiji with record winds of 200 miles an hour

The cyclone Winston passed through Tonga earlier this week and destroyed about ten houses but strengthened as it approached Fiji.

The cyclone Winston passed through Tonga earlier this week and destroyed about ten houses but strengthened as it approached Fiji.

A powerful cyclone with wind gusts of 200 miles an hour has begun tearing through the Pacific nation of Fiji, prompting a nationwide curfew as authorities urged people to prepare for a “terrible event”. The category five cyclone – believed to be the strongest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere – has already hit the outer islands of the South Pacific nation, bringing down trees and causing flooding. Reports of any casualties have not yet arrived due to a lack of communication…

 

Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston lashes Fiji with winds of up to 220 kilometres per hour

Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston is heading westward and has already hit areas in the Lau group of islands as it tracks towards more populated areas. The cyclone was about 320 kilometres east-north-east of Suva, the capital, at 5:00am (local time), travelling at 25 kilometres per hour. The storm was carrying average winds of 220 kilometres per hour, with gusts of up to 315 kilometres per hour, Fiji’s Meteorological Service said…

 

El Niño passes its peak while La Niña is possible this year

The El Niño weather phenomenon has reached its peak according to scientists and is set to decline over the next few months. Researchers say there is a 50:50 chance that it will be replaced by a La Niña event before the end of this summer. La Niña which involves a cooling of the Pacific Ocean, usually brings wetter conditions to Asia, Africa and Latin America. These events can typically last twice as long as an El Niño…

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