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A HEAVY RAIN ALERT IS IN FORCE FOR THE WEST, SOUTH AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

A HEAVY RAIN ALERT IS IN FORCE FOR THE WEST, SOUTH AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
November 11
13:03 2017

A Heavy Rain Alert remains in force for western and northern Viti Levu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and and nearby smaller islands and Kadavu.

An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain is approaching the group from the west. It is expected to start affecting the group from tomorrow.

Therefore , expect occasional showers with isolated heavy falls and few thunderstorms over western and northern Viti Levu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Kadavu. Further, showers expected to increase to rain and become frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from tomorrow over these areas as the rain clouds move over the Fiji group tomorrow.

The other parts of Fiji can expect occasional showers with isolated heavy fall and few thunderstorms.

All communities are advised to remain alert as localised heavy rain over short period of time can cause flash flooding in low lying areas and areas prone to flooding. General public is requested to take alerts, warnings and advisories seriously whenever it is issued and remain prepared at all times.

For more details and the latest on weather, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on 6736006, 9905376 or visit the Fiji Meteorological Service’s website, www.met.gov.fj or direct link for Fiji Heavy Rain Alert/warning: http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20014.txt

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