The Fiji Met Service says Tropical Cyclone Josie is moving 25 kph East-South East, away from the Fiji group.
It says the category one cyclone is expected to have average winds of up to 75kph with momentary gusts upto to 100 kph.
A gale warning remains in force the Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Viti Levu, Kadavu, Lau and Lomaiviti group, and nearby smaller islands.
A strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of the Fiji.
A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of the Fiji group.