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Weather Office On 24-hour watch

The National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi is on a 24- hour weather watch to monitor any signs of cyclones. Fiji Meteorological Service acting director Aminiasi Tuidraki said although there were
06 Jan 2015 14:13
Weather Office On 24-hour watch

The National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi is on a 24- hour weather watch to monitor any signs of cyclones.

Fiji Meteorological Service acting director Aminiasi Tuidraki said although there were two cyclones predicted to directly hit or come close to Fiji, they had not determined any signs yet.

“We are maintaining a 24-hour weather watch and we will alert the nation when there is a possibility of one forming and coming our way,” Mr Tuidraki said.

“For Fiji, one to two tropical cyclones could affect some part(s) of the country, with one expected to reach or exceed Category Three; there’s a probability of a tropical cyclone passing close to, or over, especially the northern and eastern quadrants of Fiji.”

He said associated active cloud and rain bands may occasionally affect Fiji with heavy rains and possible flooding, including sea flooding of low‐lying coastal areas.

“All communities should remain alert and prepared throughout the cyclone season and take heed of cyclone warnings and advisories, to mitigate the effects of cyclone and associated severe weather on life and property,” Mr Tuidraki said.

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