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WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical Depression Lies North West Of Nadi

Tropical Depression now lies 1,300 km North-west of Nadi at 2pm, according to the Fiji Meteorological Service. On its projected path it is expected to lay about 1,200 km North-west
09 Mar 2015 17:52
WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical Depression Lies North West Of Nadi

Tropical Depression now lies 1,300 km North-west of Nadi at 2pm, according to the Fiji Meteorological Service.

On its projected path it is expected to lay about 1,200 km North-west of Nadi at 2pm today and 1,100 km North-west of Nadi on Wednesday afternoon.

In a press conference this afternoon, Principal Climate Officer Ravind Kumar said, “The depression is continuing to intensify.

“It has a very high probability that it will become a tropical cyclone in the next 12-18 hours.

“The rain bands and the strong winds are expected to start affecting from later tomorrow and on Wednesday, into Friday.”

The rain bands and strong winds associated with an active convergence zone are expected to affect Rotuma from tonight.

A strong wind warning is in force for Rotuma land and waters. It is advisable that people to remain prepared at all times and keep updated with the latest weather bulletins, Mr Kumar said.

“This is the tropical cyclone season and we request the public to remain prepared.”




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