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Kumar: No Direct Threat To Fiji Group

The Fiji Meteorological Service yesterday  forecast that Tropical Depression 02F does not pose threat to the Fiji Group. Director Meteorological Service Ravind Kumar  said heavy rain associated with the depression
18 Oct 2015 09:40
Kumar: No Direct Threat To Fiji Group
Fiji Meterological Service director Ravind Kumar

The Fiji Meteorological Service yesterday  forecast that Tropical Depression 02F does not pose threat to the Fiji Group.

Director Meteorological Service Ravind Kumar  said heavy rain associated with the depression would gradually ease later today.

“The tropical depression poses no threat to the country and has a moderate probability to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 12 to 24 hours,” Mr Kumar said.

“For the whole country, periods of heavy rain will continue and is expected to ease overnight.

“A heavy rain warning is still in force for the whole of Fiji. We expect periods of rain to continue and heavy at times with a few thunderstorms.”

He said a strong wind warning was in force for Rotuma, Lau, Lomaitviti, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Vanua Levu, eastern half of Viti Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands.

“Mariners should expect strong winds with rough seas, so we urge people to refrain from going out to sea.

“These areas can expect strong East to South-east winds with average speeds of 40 to 50 km per hour,” he said.

Mr Kumar advised members of the public to remain alert against localised flooding.

He said weather reports from weather stations around the country indicated a high amount of rainfall received in the past 48hours.

He urged members of the public to take precautions and take heed of  weather updates.

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