Cyclone Oma tracker: Oma may strengthen to Category THREE as government issues RED warning.
The Fiji Meteorological Service has upgraded Cyclone Oma to a category 3.
The cyclone is moving west at 6kph and intensifying with sustained winds close to its centre of 120 kph expected to increase to 138 kph.
Meanwhile, the Vanuatu Red Cross is reporting that houses and trees have been brought down by Cyclone Oma in the north of the country.
In anticipation of the approach of Tropical Cyclone Oma, local authorities have placed New Caledonia under a general ‘pre-alert’ with the north of the main island of Grand Terre and Belep at a heightened alert level.