Feb 19, 2016

Catastrophic Cyclone Winston bears down on Fiji’s main island in worst case scenario

Fiji
by
Angela Fritz
,
Washington Post
Tropical Cyclone Winston is expected to make landfall on Fiji’s main island Saturday night, local time (Saturday morning, Eastern Time), as a strong Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale. There is no record of a hurricane so strong making landfall on Fiji’s main island. Photo: NASA
Tropical Cyclone Winston is expected to make landfall on Fiji’s main island Saturday night, local time (Saturday morning, Eastern Time), as a strong Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale. There is no record of a hurricane so strong making landfall on Fiji’s main island. Photo: NASA

Tropical Cyclone Winston is the worst case scenario for Fiji — a Category 5 that is expected to make direct landfall on the most populous island, home to the capital city of Suva.