The public is being warned to prepare to be hit by a devastatingly severe cyclone with impacts to be felt late Thursday and into Friday.
Cyclone Yasa is a category five storm, packing winds of up to 315 km/h.
Its forecast track has it moving across the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu as it snakes southeast.
Fiji Met Service forecaster Steven Meke said the public needed to prepare for the worst.
"The impacts will be devastating for Fiji.