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Weather Office: High Chances Of Flooding As More Rain Predicted

There is high chance of flash flooding and flooding of low-lying areas with the forecasted rainy conditions to continue. The Fiji Meterological Service in its weather update stated that an
28 Feb 2018 10:53
Weather Office: High Chances Of Flooding As More Rain Predicted
Heavy Rain

There is high chance of flash flooding and flooding of low-lying areas with the forecasted rainy conditions to continue.

The Fiji Meterological Service in its weather update stated that an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain will continue to affect the country.

It is expected to remain slow moving and continue to affect most parts of the country. 

The trough has brought heavy rain in most parts of the country in the last two days and more rain is predicted in the coming days.

Members of the public are advised to remain updated with the latest weather information and take alerts and warnings seriously.

Over Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Northern and Eastern parts and the interior of Viti Levu, Kadavu and its nearby smaller islands can expect  periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally thunderstorms to continue.

Cloudy periods with some showers to prevail elsewhere today with thunderstorms developing.

Heavy falls can be expected in the afternoon or evening with showers increasing to rain, becoming frequent and heavy from last night. 

The following alerts and warnings are currently in force:

A “Heavy Rain Warning” remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Northern and Eastern parts of Viti Levu, Kadavu and its nearby smaller islands.

A “Flood Warning” is now in force for low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to and downstream of Vatukacevceva to Rakiraki town and downstream;

A “Flood Alert” remains in force for low-lying areas and small streams for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Northern and Eastern parts of Viti Levu and now in force for downstream of Nasivi to Tavua Town; and

A “Strong Wind Warning” remains in force for all Fiji waters.

For all Fiji waters, mariners can expect Northerly winds 20 to 25 knots with rough seas, poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The current situation will be closely monitored and any alert and warning will be issued as and when appropriate.

Members of the public are advised to remain updated with the latest weather information and take alerts and warnings seriously.

All communities that are prone to flooding and landslide are urged to be extra vigilant and take precaution during this ongoing wet weather conditions.

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