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Eastern Division records highest rain fall

  The Eastern Division recorded the highest rain fall yesterday. The figures were released by the Fiji Meteorological Service in Nadi. It  revealed that Lodoni, Tailevu, recorded the highest in
02 Jan 2016 12:07
Eastern Division records highest rain fall
Fiji Meterological Service director Ravind Kumar

 

The Eastern Division recorded the highest rain fall yesterday.

The figures were released by the Fiji Meteorological Service in Nadi. It  revealed that Lodoni, Tailevu, recorded the highest in the Fiji Group of 222 millimetres of rain.

Others include Levuka, Ovalau 214mm, Monasavu, Naitasiri 87mm, Laucala Bay Road, Suva 73mm, Nausori Airport 84mm, Navua 61mm while Nadarivatu, Ba recorded 48mm.

Nabouwalu (Vanua Levu) recorded an impressive 83mm, while Qawa, Labasa recorded the lowest of 46mm.

Director Ravind Kumar said it was going to relieve the dry spell currently experienced in the Western Division.

He said over the last six- seven months, a below 40 per cent of rain fall was recorded.

“We are talking about seven or eight month of rainfall which is about 700 or 800 millimetres.

“At the moment we get about 100 or 200mm of rainfall which is still is a deficit by 300-400mm.

Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu said farmers, especially in Tagitagi, Tavua, in the Western Division could finally have some relief over the rainfall experienced.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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