The earlier Tropical Depression was upgraded to a category one cyclone last night, and as predicted is now a category two system.
Fiji Meteorological Service Acting Director, Bipen Prakash says they expect it to remain a category two.
“Tropical Cyclone Mal has further developed into category two system earlier this morning at around 6am. While we are expecting that it will maintain category two status, we are very carefully monitoring its further development.”
For a Category 2 cyclone, you can expect the following conditions and impacts: