NEWS

Heavy Rain Warning Remains In Force For Fiji Group

Flood waters affect all parts of Viti Levu and many rivers and streams continue to rise as rainfall about the interior winds its way down to the coast.
28 Dec 2019 09:20
Heavy Rain Warning Remains In Force For Fiji Group
Continuous rain has resulted in flash flooding on many parts Koronivia Road in Nausori on December 27, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the Fiji Group.

A flash flood warning remains in force for low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers in the Central and Western Division.

Widespread heavy rain continues to fall across the western and central divisions this morning.

Flood waters affect all parts of Viti Levu and many rivers and streams continue to rise as rainfall about the interior winds its way down to the coast.

Notwithstanding the continued gales affecting most parts of Fiji, and the storm force winds over southwest Viti Levu and Vatulele this morning and predicted for Kadavu and parts of southern Lau later today, flooding is the major hazard at this time.

Those living in areas low lying such as river deltas of the Rewa, Ba, Navua Sigatoka and Rakiraki rivers are already subject to flood waters.

River Levels At 5am;

Ba FSC was 10.14m which is 6.64m above warning level and increasing;
Nayavu Station was 11.18m which is 3.18m above warning level and increasing;
Korovou Station was 4.13m which is 0.63m above warning level and increasing;
Navolau Station was 9.28m which is 1.28m above warning level and increasing;
Nairukuruku Station was 7.07m which is 2.07m above warning level and decreasing;
Keyasi Station was 6.34m which is 1.34m above warning level and increasing.
Navua Station was 2.61m which is 0.11m above warning level and increasing.

 

 

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