Fiji braces for Cyclone Tino

Fiji, disaster response teams were on standby as the Pacific island nation faced a second cyclone threat in less than three weeks.

The weather system that will intensify into tropical cyclone Tino has picked up speed and is now moving at 20kmph towards Rotuma, and then the Fiji group

Gale and heavy rain warnings were in place on northern Rotuma island and the Fiji Meteorological Service said the storm was expected to be fully fledged Tropical Cyclone Tino by the evening.

There were concerns for an inter-island ferry with more than 100 passengers and crew on board which was drifting in the path of the storm after developing mechanical problems.

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