National disaster in Fiji: Deadly Cyclone Yasa in holiday paradise, Category 5 with 350 km/h wind gusts, New Zealand should have hard Christmas




During last period Mkweather has warned before 2 powerful cyclones in southern Pacific – Cyclone Yasa and Cyclone Zazu /https://mkweather.com/2020/12/14/cyclone-yasa-aims-to-new-zealand-zazu-shifts-from-fiji-southeastward/; https://mkweather.com/2020/12/09/serious-tropical-threat-should-hit-new-zealand-after-fiji-vanuatu-new-caledonia//.

From Yasa, became the strongest cyclone, which hit Fiji in all-time history, with direct impact to more than 850 000 Fijians (95% of the population), with extreme wind gusts, flash flooding and severe coastal inundation with waves up to 12 meters.

Yasa such as cyclone Category 5 made landfall in Bua province on the northern island of Vanua Levu on Thursday evening, with winds up to 285 km/h and wind gusts up to 350 km/h across the archipelago.

Fiji on Thursday declared a state of natural disaster and ordered its entire population of nearly 1 million people to find shelters. Traffic was completely closed. Cyclone caused thanks to quick evacuations only 2 deaths.

Yasa now aims towards northern or western New Zealand, where ex-Yasa should hit around Christmas /24.-26. December 2020/, with possible severe rain in northern / western coast of the islands and in the mountains.

Christmas in New Zealand therefore should be hard, with tropical or post-tropical threat.

Videos and materials below are showing devastating effect of Cyclone Yasa in Fiji.

Infographics:

Source: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/severe-cyclone-yasa-on-track-to-hit-fiji-as-a-major-cat-5-storm-cyclone-zazu-to-weaken-slowly-10-maps
Source: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/severe-cyclone-yasa-on-track-to-hit-fiji-as-a-major-cat-5-storm-cyclone-zazu-to-weaken-slowly-10-maps
Source: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/severe-cyclone-yasa-on-track-to-hit-fiji-as-a-major-cat-5-storm-cyclone-zazu-to-weaken-slowly-10-maps
Source: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/severe-cyclone-yasa-on-track-to-hit-fiji-as-a-major-cat-5-storm-cyclone-zazu-to-weaken-slowly-10-maps

Current forecasts from tropicaltidbits.com:

Youtube and Twitter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmnvvAAvUE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IIWc3A3HEw
https://twitter.com/jennifervaai/status/1339702786712211457?s=20

Read more:

https://mkweather.com/2020/12/02/summer-2020-2021-forecast-for-australia-new-zealand-and-oceania/
https://mkweather.com/2020/11/14/forecast-for-world-winter-2020-21-and-summer-2021-according-to-enso-predictions-strong-la-nina-winter-neutral-summer/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/17/hairy-panic-hairy-weed-invasion-in-australia-previous-weekend-brought-a-tumbleweed-windstorm/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/14/cyclone-yasa-aims-to-new-zealand-zazu-shifts-from-fiji-southeastward/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/14/australia-in-flood-crisis-strongest-wet-signals-in-about-10-years/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/10/kuala-lumpur-under-water-early-winter-severe-floods-in-many-parts-of-se-asia/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/09/singapore-surprised-a-waterspout/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/09/serious-tropical-threat-should-hit-new-zealand-after-fiji-vanuatu-new-caledonia/
https://mkweather.com/2020/12/09/2-tropical-systems-hit-australia-next-days-extreme-rainfall-up-to-400-mm-and-floods-forecasted/
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