NEWS

Low Pressure Brings Big Rain

Waibula Bridge in Taveuni was closed because of flooding.
26 Mar 2019 11:40
Low Pressure Brings Big Rain
The rain came down and umbrellas went up ... many were seen prepared for continuous wet weather at the Suva Bus Stand on March 25, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

An active trough of low pressure remains slow moving over Fiji, confirms Fiji Meteorological Services director Misaeli Funaki.

In light of this, the weather office yesterday issued a heavy rain alert for most parts of the country.

Mr Funaki said the trough of low pressure was expected to continue until tomorrow.

“The concern right now is mainly on heavy rain for most parts of Fiji,” he said. “Our hydrological team is always monitoring the river levels of all major rivers.”

He said flooding due to the heavy rain could also be expected.

“Those going out to sea should exercise extreme caution, especially for those who are travelling in open punts or vessels that can be affected by moderate to strong winds, so people need to be vigilant in that regard,” he added.

The Fiji Roads Authority also confirmed yesterday that Waibula Bridge in Taveuni was closed because of flooding.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from flooded roadways and to not drive into waters of unknown depths and current because this could be life threatening. Edited by Percy Kean

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