The FCO has updated its travel advice for Fiji after a tropical cyclone brought winds of 90km and fears of flash flooding.

Tropical Cyclone Sarai began to develop off of the coast of Fiji on Friday and is forecast to pass to the west of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu in the evening before passing to the south of the island on December 28-9.

Airlines including Fiji Airways have cancelled flights to the island from places such as Sydney, Brisbane, Los Angeles and Auckland.

The FCO said: “Tropical Cyclone Sarai is approaching Fiji. It is forecast to pass to the west of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu on the evening of 27 December before tracking east and passing to the south of the island on 28/29 December.

“Follow the advice and direction of local authorities and monitor local media. Weather updates are available on the Fiji Meteorological Service website.

“Cyclone season is normally between November and April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides, and disruption to essential services and infrastructure.”

Around 20,000 British nationals visit Fiji every year.