NEWS

Suva, Navua In Path Of Cyclone

On its current path, it is predicted to pass through the middle of Viti Levu.
31 Jan 2021 11:17
Suva, Navua In Path Of Cyclone

Suva, Navua, Namosi and Serua fall into the path of Tropical Cyclone Ana as the category one storm system is predicted to make landfall in Viti Levu today.

The Fiji Meteorological Service senior forecaster Sakiasi Rabitu said Cyclone Ana would remain a category one cyclone, but chances are it could intensify.

According to Na Draki Weather Service, Cyclone Ana was forecasted to cross the Yasawa Islands just south of Yasawa-i-Ra around 9pm yesterday, then making landfall over Viti Levu around midnight or 1am, most likely somewhere along the coast between Ba and Tavua.

On its current path, it is predicted to pass through the middle of Viti Levu.

“The system will weaken a little as it passes across the interior of Viti Levu before exiting the south coast of Viti Levu between Korolevu and Pacific Harbour around 8am,” Na Draki predicted.

“Winds will be strongest about the eastern side of the tropical cyclone.

“Winds around Suva will be strongest between 5am and 10am today. Expect sustained damaging gale to storm force winds from the north-northwest averaging 75 to 85 kilometres per hour with gusts to 120 kilometres per hour at times.”

The path of Cyclone Ana currently forecasted has it passing over villages in Ra and Naitasiri, including Monasavu.

Moderate swells and breaking waves reaching the coastal areas may cause possible coastal inundation and sea flooding, especially during high tide.

Sea conditions remain too dangerous for sea travel, sailing and other sea activities.

 

Rainfall recorded at various stations as of Saturday January 30, 2020 at 9am.

  • Nadarivatu 436mm
  • Navala 315mm
  • Toge 249mm
  • Bukuya 245mm
  • Navunitawa 241mm
  • Nanoko 230mm
  • Nagado 185mm
  • Monasavu 182mm
  • Vatukacevaceva 149mm
  • Tubenasolo 142mm

Feedback:  shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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