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Weatherman warns of possible cyclone

Written By : EMOSI LASAQA. The current heat and humid conditions being experienced mean a cyclone is expected to hit Fiji sometimes between January to March, this year. Meteorology director
01 Jan 2009 12:00

Written By : EMOSI LASAQA. The current heat and humid conditions being experienced mean a cyclone is expected to hit Fiji sometimes between January to March, this year.
Meteorology director Rajendra Prasad said their statistical analysis reveal cyclone formations are higher between this timeframe.
“Given the abundance of heat in Fiji at the moment there is strong possibility of one or two cyclones to hit Fiji directly and two to three cyclones are expected within the Fiji Exclusive Economic Zone,” he said.
Mr Prasad said they were expecting two cyclones in November and December, last year which didn’t happen.
“We are warning people to be alert for tropical cyclone warning and act swiftly if it did arrive in our waters.
“At the moment Fiji is going through a very moist. Stable moist conditions generally north easterly winds affect the country and that means instability atmosphere for development of active rain bands with afternoon heavy precipitation in forms of thunderstorms, clouds.”
Mr Prasad said the month of April, only produce depression and the chances for a cyclone to hit on April is very slim yet it can happen.
“We want to remind the people that Fiji is not immune to tropical cyclone and we should be prepared to face the worse during this cyclone season,” he added.




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