|Event:|| TC Tropical Cyclone|
|Country:|| FJI Fiji|
|Location:|| Viti Levu Island|
|Date (YMD):|| 2018-3-31|
|Information Source:||GDACS, JTWC, VMGD, RSMC, Media|
|Comments:|| Tropical Cyclone JOSIE formed 31 March closed to Fiji and started moving south-east, strengthening. On 3 April at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 570 km south-west of Tongatapu island (Tonga) and it had maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h.
Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue heading south-east over the South-West Pacific Ocean, away from land, weakening. Heavy rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect Fiji and Tonga over 3-4 April.
Fiji Meteorological Service has issued, as of 3 April, a heavy rain warning for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller island, Lau and Lomaiviti group, as well as a heavy rain alert, remain in force for the rest of Fiji. They also issued, as of the same date, that a flood alert is in effect for low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to the downstream of Dreketilailai station to Qawa river.
Media reported, as of 3 April, that four people have been killed in Viti Levu Island (Fiji) and 1 800 people were evacuated into 35 evacuations centres, mostly in Western Division.|