Fiji has been battered by ferocious 270km/h winds, which uprooted trees and homes, ripped roofs off buildings and caused widespread power and water outages.

Tropical Cyclone Evan has passed, however authorities are still warning of strong winds and large swells this morning.

Follow our live coverage of the cyclone below:
* The New Zealand Red Cross will today deploy a team to Samoa to assist the Samoan Red Cross. You can donate to their Pacific Disaster Response Fund here.

- nzherald.co.nz