Cyclone could become superstorm
Acting Prime Minister Semisi Sika issued a nationwide alert, saying he was “satisfied that an emergency is happening or is about to happen.”
The Fiji Meteorological Service predicted Gita will become a Category Five storm â€” the top of the scale â€” before reaching Tonga at 7pm Monday night (5pm AEDT).
It is already packing gusts of 275km/h as it sits off the east coast of the country’s most populous island, Tongatapu.
Tonga’s Fua’amotu Weather Forecasting Centre warned residents could expect “very destructive hurricane force winds”.
â€” Stu Ostro (@StuOstro) February 11, 2018
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