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Heavy Rain Anticipated In Parts Of The Country

The country is expected to experience unsettled weather this weekend as an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain drifts over Fiji from the north. As we
06 Apr 2017 10:33
Heavy Rain Anticipated In Parts Of The Country
Figure 2: Satellite image at 03.30pm on April 5, 2017. Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service

The country is expected to experience unsettled weather this weekend as an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain drifts over Fiji from the north. As we are moving from wet to dry season, huge swings in weather is likely over short period of time.

In the meantime, a tropical disturbance (TD19F) lies to the far east of Fiji (near Niue) and moving south. Even though TD19F remains to the far east of Fiji, the associated active trough of low pressure is expected to lie to the north and start affecting the northern and eastern parts of Fiji from Friday.

In anticipation of the trough moving over Fiji, the northern and eastern parts of the country can expect increasing cloud cover from tomorrow with showers increasing to rain and becoming frequent and heavy at times from Friday night.

Rain is expected to gradually spread to other parts of the country from Saturday and may continue into early next week.

The active trough has a potential to produce rainfall exceeding 100mm in 24 hours in some parts of the country.

Therefore, localised heavy rain may lead to flash flooding, initially over low lying areas.

The weather will be closely monitored and updates will be provided as any significant changes are observed.

All communities should be prepared at all times, take necessary precautions when alerts, warnings and advisories. Keep updated with the latest weather bulletins.

For more details and the latest on weather, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on 6736005, 9905376 or visit the Fiji Meteorological Service’s website, www.met.gov.fj.

 

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