Tueaday 10th January 2022 🌀 We have 2 Tropical Cyclones active in the South Pacific Ocean.
Tropical Cyclone #CODY
TDO3F that lingered Southwest of Fiji over the weekend has intensified into Tropical Cyclone Cody, currently assessed as a Category 1.
TC Cody continues to affect Fiji today with Strong to damaging gale force winds and very heavy rainfall, however winds are expected to ease off in the next 12-24 hours as Tropical Cyclone Cody is now moving towards the Southwest away from Fiji.
The Fiji Weather Office says TC Cody is located to the southwest of Kadavu and is gradually moving away from the Fiji group.
Despite the gradual movement of TC Cody away from the Fiji group, the Fiji Weather Office is stressing that people should remain on high alert as there will be continuous rain that will lead to flash flooding in low lying and flood-prone areas. With the soil already saturated from rain in the last couple of days, the Weather Office is also saying that there is a high risk of landslides.
Tropical Cyclone #TIFFANY
Tropical Cyclone Tiffany, currently assessed at Category 2 strength formed in the northern Coral Sea yesterday and is nearing landfall in far North Queensland, in the Cape York Peninsula as a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone.
Tiffany is expected to cross the Cape York Peninsula and enter the Gulf of Carpentaria today where a 2nd and 3rd landfall is forecast in the Northern Territory. Cooktown, a town home to hundreds of Pacific Islands seasonal workers is under the Warning Zone for Tropical Cyclone impacts from Tiffany.
“People between Cape Tribulation and Coen, including Cooktown, should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place,” said the bureau.
Sources: Pacifica Weather and Tropical Cyclone Updates, Fiji Weather Office, BOM, AccuWeather, Zoom Earth.