9 Jan 2016

Ula upgraded to a category three storm

7:22 am on 9 January 2016

The Fiji met service says tropical cyclone Ula is now a category three storm.

Tracking cyclone Ula

Tracking cyclone Ula Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service

It says the system, which became a three overnight, is moving north-west at three kilometres per hour.

A storm warning is currently in force for ships within 500 kilometres of Ula, as it moves between Fiji and Vanuatu.

Cyclone Ula is expected to reach the southernmost islands of Vanuatu on Monday.