Two to three cyclones likely to affect Fiji: 2022/23 TC Outlook

Two to three cyclones are likely to affect Fiji during the forthcoming tropical cyclone season, two of which are forecasted to be severe, reaching category three or higher.

Released this week, the outlook for the 2022/2023 tropical cyclone season that runs from November 2022 to April 2023 forecasts cyclone activity to be between average to below average, however, rainfall is expected to be above average  – more rain in the next six months – prompting warnings from Fiji Meteorology and the National Disaster Management offices for the public to prepare still for possible occurrences of landslides happening as well.

The number of cyclones forecasted to affect Fiji is among five to seven predicted to happen in Fiji Met’s area of operation which encompasses Nauru, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Niu, and Wallis and Futuna. Furthermore, up to four of the predicted cyclones are anticipated to be severe.

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