NATION

Tropical Cyclone Expected To Form Later This Week

The statement said that the weather for Christmas should be fine but was expected to dete­riorate as Fiji headed towards the weekend.
24 Dec 2019 10:03
Tropical Cyclone Expected To Form Later This Week

The Fiji Meteorological Ser­vice says a significant low pressure is expected to de­velop over the far north of Fiji later this week.

The low-pressure system has a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, said a statement from the Fiji Met Office.

The statement said that the weather for Christmas should be fine but was expected to dete­riorate as Fiji headed towards the weekend.

“The weather forecasting mod­els are in arrangement of devel­oping the low into a tropical cy­clone but has some differences on the forecast track,” the statement said.

“The most possible track will be determined in the next 72 hours as the low moves closer to the group.”

The Meteorological Office has also warned mariners of strong winds as early as Boxing Day as the system moves closer to Fiji.

For more information on the weather forecast, contact the Na­tional Weather Forecasting Cen­tre on 6736006, 9905376 or visit the Fiji Met Services website: www.met.gov.fj or Facebook page.

The Na Draki Weather commer­cial forecasting service said yes­terday: “The next update will be at 8am tomorrow, following which advisory messages will increase as the threat to Fiji becomes clearer with the physical forma­tion of the tropical disturbance predicted to develop.”

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

Feedback: ilaijia.ravuwai@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper