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Weather Update: 10am, Friday 10th Feb, 2017

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER FORTY THREE FOR HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 8AM ON FRIDAY THE 10TH OF FEBRUARY, 2017. HEAVY RAIN WARNING A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS
10 Feb 2017 10:20
Weather Update: 10am, Friday 10th Feb, 2017
SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER FORTY THREE FOR HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 8AM 
ON FRIDAY THE 10TH OF FEBRUARY, 2017.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI. 


SITUATION:
AN ACTIVE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WITH ASSOCIATED CLOUD AND RAIN JUST TO THE WEST OF FIJI 
IS EXPECTED TO LIE OVER THE GROUP LATER TODAY. 

FORECAST FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI GROUP.
CLOUDY PERIODS WITH OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS INCREASING TO RAIN, 
BECOMING FREQUENT AND HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS FROM LATER TODAY.
				
LOCALISED HEAVY RAIN MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

FOR CURRENT FLOOD WARNINGS AND ALERTS REFER TO http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20016.txt

THE NEXT SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN ON HEAVY RAIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 11AM TODAY OR EARLIER.


Special Weather Bulletin Number FOURTY FIVE FOR FLOOD ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 8.00AM on 
FRIDAY the 10th of February 2017

FLOOD ALERT

A FLOOD ALERT IS NOW INFORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS ADJACENT TO MAJOR 
RIVERS FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI. 

SITUATION

AN ACTIVE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WITH ASSOCIATED CLOUD AND RAIN JUST TO THE WEST OF FIJI 
IS EXPECTED TO LIE OVER THE GROUP LATER TODAY. 

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HEAVY RAIN PLEASE REFER TO: http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20014.txt


             TIME        HEIGHT
             
LOW TIDE:    11.38AM       0.56M
HIGH TIDE:   05.44PM       2.10M


THE NEXT SPECIAL WEATHER  BULLETIN FOR FLOOD WILL BE ISSUED AT 2.00PM TODAY OR EARLIER. 

Tropical Disturbance Summary For area Equator to 25S, 160E to 120W
ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Feb 090929 UTC.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION TD09F CENTRE [999HPA] LOCATED NEAR 20.0S 178.2W
AT 090900UTC. POSITION POOR BASED ON HIMAWARI VIS IMAGERY WITH
ANIMATION AND PERIPHERAL SURFACE OBSERVATIONS. TD09F MOVING EAST AT
06 KNOTS.
CONVECTION DISPLACED TO THE EAST OF SUPPOSED LLCC. ORGANISATION
REMAINS POOR. SYSTEM LIES UNDER AN UPPER DIFFLUENT REGION IN A
MODERATE SHEARED ENVIRONMENT. SST IS AROUND 29 DEGREES CELSIUS.
GLOBAL MODELS ARE MOVING TD09F EAST-SOUTHEAST WITH SLIGHT
INTENSIFICATION.
POTENTIAL FOR THIS SYSTEM TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE
NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS IS LOW.
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TROPICAL DEPRESSION TD10F CENTRE [995HPA] LOCATED NEAR 22.0S 169.4E
AT 090900UTC. POSITION POOR BASED ON HIMAWARI IR IMAGERY WITH
ANIMATION AND PERIPHERAL SURFACE OBSERVATIONS. TD10F MOVING
EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 06 KNOTS.
DEEP CONVECTION DISPLACED TO SOUTHEAST OF SUPPOSED LLCC. ORGANISATION
POOR. SYSTEM LIES EAST UNDER AN UPPER TROUGH IN A MODERATE TO HIGH
SHEARED ENVIRONMENT. CYCLONIC CIRCULATION EXTENDS UPTO 500HPA. SST IS
AROUND 28 DEGREES CELSIUS.
GLOBAL MODELS HAVE PICKED THE SYSTEM AND MOVE IT SOUTHEAST WITH
SLIGHT INTENSIFICATION.
POTENTIAL FOR THIS SYSTEM TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE
NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS IS LOW.
NO OTHER SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ANALYSED OR FORECAST IN THE
AREA.

 



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