The GFS models is indicating that Fiji is going to get smashed this weekend (~December 15, 2012). The GFS GRIB file is showing 80 knots of wind. That's a whopping 92 miles per hour or 148 kilometers per hour.
A Flag + 3 long barbs = 80 knots. Yikes.
Weather symbols explained. How to read a GRIB file.
Pointer shows direction of wind.
Flag = 50 knots
Long barb = 10 knots
Short barb = 5 knots