Cyclone Gina heading towards Vanuatu

Photo: Fiji Met Service

The Fiji Met Service has warned that a newly formed tropical cyclone, Gina, is approaching Vanuatu’s Pentecost, Ambrym and Malekula islands.

The out of season category one storm has sustained winds of about 40 knots, or about 75 kilometres an hour, at its centre.

These winds are forecast to increase in intensity, and bring damaging gale force winds, high seas and heavy rain to many northern areas of Vanuatu on Thursday afternoon.

It’s moving slowly in a south-westerly direction.

Source: RNZ