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01 February 1900 hrs
TC Bina formed as a tropical low in the NE Coral Sea. It's then followed a NE route, turning SW towards Fiji. It very briefly reached Tropical Cyclone status between 1pm Jan 30 for roughly 18 hours. Max wind speed was estimated to be around 85 km/h. It's now classed as a tropical depression as it crosses Vanu Levu, Fiji. It's expected to continue to lose strength as it continues to move South East.
It's a busy area of the Pacific at present with TC Ana (SSW Fiji) accompanied by TC Bina (Fiji) and TC Lucas (Coral Sea):