TC Tino: TD04F now a tropical cyclone

Tropical Depression 04F (TD04F) is now called Tropical Cyclone Tino (RC Tino). Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI MET

TROPICAL Depression 04F (TD04F) is now called Tropical Cyclone Tino (TC Tino).

According to the Fiji Meteorological Service at 3am this morning TD04F intensified to tropical cyclone strength.

TC Tino’s centre 985hpa was located near 13.4s 171.1e or about 100km South of Rotuma and about 420km Northwest of Labasa at 3am today.

Close to its centre the cyclone is expected to have average winds of up to 75km/hr with momentary gusts to 100km/hr.

TC Tino is moving South-southeast at about 20km/hr.

On this forecast track, the cyclone centre is expected to be located about 40km North of Labasa or 210km Northwest of Vanua Balavu at 3pm today (this is the 12 hours forecast position for TC Tino), and about 70km Southeast of Lakeba or 215km North of Ono-i-Lau at 3am tomorrow.

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