12 Mar 2014

Tropical cyclone alert issued for parts of Fiji

11:21 am on 12 March 2014

A tropical cyclone alert has been issued for parts of Fiji.

The Fiji meteorological service says tropical cyclone Lusi, a category 2 system, is about 800 kilometres west of Nadi.

It says the system is moving east-southeast of Fiji at 15 kilometres an hour and intensifying.

The met service says Lusi is expected to reach category 3 in the next 24 hours.