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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Harold

Tropical Cyclone Harold (Category 5) has passed over Vanuatu and is predicted to reach the southern coastlines of Viti Levu, Fiji from approximately 6:00 am local time on Wednesday morning. Nadi is expected to experience severe impacts. The cyclone will bring heavy rain, flooding, large waves, and strong to gale force winds.

New Zealanders in Fiji are advised to seek suitable shelter and follow the advice of local authorities, including evacuation orders. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation providers and/or tour operators. During the cyclone do not go out near the ocean and stay indoors. Monitor local media for updates. It is important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare. For more information, monitor the Fiji Meteorological Service’s website and Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office website

If you require emergency consular assistance, please contact the New Zealand High Commission in Suva on +679 331 1422 or email NZHC@unwired.com.fj, or call the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Consular Emergency Centre on +64 99 20 20 20. New Zealanders in Vanuatu seeking consular assistance can contact the New Zealand High Commission in Port Vila on +678 22 933 or nzvanuatu@mfat.govt.nz.

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