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Fiji Heavy Rainfall And Flood Alert

Special weather bulletin number nineteen for heavy rain issued from the national weather forecasting centre, Nadi at 5.30am on Wednesday 27th January 2021. A heavy rain alert remains in force
27 Jan 2021 09:14
Fiji Heavy Rainfall And Flood Alert
A heavy rain alert remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Lau group.

Special weather bulletin number nineteen for heavy rain issued from the national weather forecasting centre, Nadi at 5.30am on Wednesday 27th January 2021.

A heavy rain alert remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Lau group.

Situation:
A trough of low pressure remains slow moving over the northern parts of the group. Meanwhile, a shallow low pressure remains to the southeast of Vanua Levu embedded along the trough.

Forecast
For Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and the Lau group:
occasional rain and few thunderstorms. Isolated heavy falls expected.

Possible impacts:

– risk of flash flooding of low lying and flood prone areas during persistent localised heavy falls.
– risk of flooding of small rivers, creeks and roads.
– poor visibility on roads in areas of heavy rain for motorists.
– reduced visibility at sea.

The next special weather bulletin on heavy rain will be issued at 11.30am today or earlier by the Nadi Weather Forecasting Centre.

 


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