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Damaging Heavy Swells Expected To Gradually Recede Over Fiji Waters From Today

For people living along coastal areas of Fiji.  Issued at 1pm Wednesday, 02 June 2021 A Damaging Heavy Swell Warning remains in force for Mamanuca Waters, Southwest Viti Levu Waters,
02 Jun 2021 14:11
Damaging Heavy Swells Expected To Gradually Recede Over Fiji Waters  From Today
Damaging Heavy Swell Warning.

For people living along coastal areas of Fiji.  Issued at 1pm Wednesday, 02 June 2021

A Damaging Heavy Swell Warning remains in force for Mamanuca Waters, Southwest Viti Levu Waters, Kadavu Passage, Southern Koro Sea and Southern Lau Waters.

A Coastal Flood Alert remains in force for the coastal areas of southern parts of Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour to Suva), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Moala Group, Lomaiviti Group and the Southern Lau Group.

The damaging heavy swells is gradually receding as the deep low pressure system to the far south of the group continues to drift eastwards further to the southeast of Fiji.

Coastal sea flooding during high tide is still likely today for the coastal areas of southern parts of Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour to Suva), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Moala Group, Lomaiviti Group and the Southern Lau Group.

For Mamanuca Waters, Southwest Viti Levu Waters, Kadavu Passage, Southern Koro Sea and Southern Lau Waters: expect damaging heavy swells with significant wave heights of 3.0 to 3.5 meters today.

Swells expected to gradually recede from today with moderate swells of 2.0 to 2.5 meters expected from tomorrow.

For Yasawa Waters, Northern Koro Sea and Northern Lau Waters: expect moderate swells with wave height of 2.5 to 3.0 meters.

Swells expected to gradually recede from today with moderate swells of 2.0 to 2.5 meters expected from tomorrow.

Those living in communities near the coasts, especially in coastal areas of the southern parts of Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour to Suva), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Moala Group, Lomaiviti Group and the Southern Lau Group are advised to remain cautious and vigilant of occasional sea flooding during high tide until the warnings for damaging heavy swell and coastal flooding is lifted.

For those using the Queens Road along Coral Coast particularly the stretch along Vatukarasa, should remain alert for occasional over wash of roads especially during high tides.

Hazardous breaking waves, rip current and other dangerous wave conditions are risky for swimming, fishing, boating and other sea activities.

Vessel operators are advised against navigating in these conditions.

The current situation is closely monitored. Members of the public are advised to remain updated with the latest weather information.

For more details and the latest on weather, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on 6736006, 9905376 or visit the Fiji Meteorological Service’s website, www.met.gov.fj

 

Media Release Number 5 for Damaging Heavy Swell-2



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