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Fiji Meteorological Service Special Weather update

December 16
10:19 2012

The Nadi Weather Office yesterday issued the following advisory:

A tropical cyclone gale warning is in force for:
q Taveuni, qCikobia
qVanua Levu and nearby smaller islands and q Northen Lau group
A strong wind warning is in force for:
q The rest of the Fiji group
A damaging heavy swell warning is in force for:
q The rest of the Fiji group
The track of Tropical Cyclone Evan has taken a more southerly curve bringing the system closer to the northern and western parts of the Fiji group
Strong winds and rain may be felt in the northern division from today Sunday, December 16.
People living along the coast, low lying areas and specifically in the northern and western parts of Fiji must make immediate preparations for safety and possible evacuation as the weather may deteriorate over the next 24 hours
TC Evan is currently a Category 4 system with wind speeds averaging 165 kmph with momentary gusts to 230 kmph.
TC Evan is expected to pass about 400km northeast of Cikobia or 520km northeast of Labasa at 4am today Sunday, December 16. People living in these areas are strongly advised to take appropriate precautions.
At 4pm today Sunday December 16, TC Evan is expected to be located about 145km northeast of Cikobia and 255km northeast of Labasa.

The public is advised to contact their local District Officer or Divisional Commissioner for information on Evacuation Centers. Contact numbers attached.
Ensure your property is well secured and family kept safe.
Ensure you have adequate supplies for at least three days i.e. water, food, medicine, torches, candles, batteries, first aid kit, portable radio, matches, etc
For weather updates, please refer to the Fiji Meteorological Service contacts as follows:
Web Site  –
Phone   – 6736080 (public) / 6736081 (marine)

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