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Cyclone Mona Downgraded, Moves Further Away From Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Mona has been downgraded to tropical depression, TD04F at 6am today. TD04F is weakening and moving further away from Fiji. TD04F centre was located near 20.9 degrees south
08 Jan 2019 13:20
Cyclone Mona Downgraded, Moves Further Away From Fiji
Weather Map at 10am on 08 January 2019. Photo: Fiji Met

Tropical Cyclone Mona has been downgraded to tropical depression, TD04F at 6am today. TD04F is weakening and moving further away from Fiji.

TD04F centre was located near 20.9 degrees south latitude and 178.3 degrees west longitude or about 50km east-southeast of Ono-i-Lau or about 230km south-southeast of Kabara at 7am today. On this track TD04F is not expected to cause gales over Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa. For Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau: Expect winds gradually easing to 45 to 55 km/hr with gusts to 80km/hr.

Expect occasional rain and squally thunderstorms. Sea flooding of low lying areas likely and damaging heavy swells. For rest of Lau Group and Lomaiviti Group: Expect fresh to strong southeast winds with speeds of 45 to 55km/hr and gusts up to 80km/hr.

Expect brief showers. For the rest of Fiji: Expect moderate to fresh south to southeast winds, gusty at times. Expect
brief showers over eastern parts of larger islands.

Elsewhere; Expect fine weather apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers and possible isolated thunderstorms. Over Southern Lau Waters and Koro Seas: Mariners can expect 25 to 30 knots winds with rough to very rough seas and moderate to heavy swells. For the rest of Fiji Waters: Expect southerly winds 15 to 20 knots with moderate to rough seas. The following warnings remain in force:

A “Strong Wind Warning” remains in force for the land areas of Southern Lau and Lomaiviti
Group;
A “Heavy Rain Warning” remains in force for the Southern Lau Group; and
A “Flood Warning” remain in force for; low lying areas and small streams adjacent to and
downstream of Naqali Station at Rewa River Catchment. Level at Naqali Station was 4.35m at 8am today which is 0.85m above warning level and gradually decreasing. Level at Bagata Station was 2.46m at 8am which is 0.18m above alert level
and gradually decreasing.

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