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Conserve Water Now: Nadraki

The public is advised to conserve water with 90 per cent of Fiji experiencing dry weather, according to the Nadraki Weather. The service managing director and meteorologist, Neville Koop, said:
17 Jul 2015 10:02
Conserve Water Now: Nadraki
‘Ninety per cent of Fiji in drought due to El Nino effect’.

The public is advised to conserve water with 90 per cent of Fiji experiencing dry weather, according to the Nadraki Weather.

The service managing director and meteorologist, Neville Koop, said: “People need to start conserving water and the Government will also have to start carting water, barging water to outer islands during this drought season.

“The reason for this is the developing of El Nino. The reality of the matter is that El Nino is here for at-least three to six months, which is not good because we will experience reduced levels of rainfall.

“Mostly there will be a major problem for drinking. It will also affect agriculture, farmers, crops and cattle will also face water problems during this dry season.”

The public is urged to not to leave taps open, to fix any possible leaks, and have rain water tanks with catchments.

“We also hope that people will prioritise water usage during this trying time in the country.”

He said places like Pacific Harbour, Suva and Korovou had seen rain in recent days including some parts of interior areas such as Namosi, however, rainfalls even in the interiors have been lower than average.

“The west parts of Viti Levu, northern coast of Vanua Levu, Macuata, Lau and Taveuni have been exceptionally dry for some time.”

He said it could affect Tonga, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu and Samoa.

What is El Niño?

  • Name given to changes in the patterns of trade winds across the Pacific Ocean, which can cause unusual warming in ocean temperatures and all sorts of drastic weather changes in specific regions of the United States.
  • It often brings drought along the western parts of the Pacific Ocean, especially in Indonesia and Australia. It also can lead to heavy rains and flooding in many regions of the Americas, including southern parts of the United States.

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