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Heavy Rain Warning Is Now In Force For The Western Division

A Heavy Rain Warning is now in force for Northern Viti Levu (Tavua through Rakiraki to Dobuilevu), Western Viti Levu (Lomawai to Nadi through Lautoka to Ba), Western interior of Viti Levu (interior of Ba and Nadroga- Navosa), Yasawa and Mamanuca Group.
03 Mar 2022 15:00
Heavy Rain Warning Is Now In Force For The Western Division
Heavy Rain Warning/ Alert Map that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 9.30am today, 2nd March, 2022.

A Heavy Rain Warning is now in force for Northern Viti Levu (Tavua through Rakiraki to Dobuilevu), Western Viti Levu (Lomawai to Nadi through Lautoka to Ba), Western interior of Viti Levu (interior of Ba and Nadroga- Navosa), Yasawa and Mamanuca Group.

 

A Heavy Rain Alert remains in force for Western Vanua Levu (Bua, Nasau, Lekutu, Batiri, Dreketi, Seaqaqa), Northwestern Vanua Levu (Labasa, Nadogo, Dogotuki), Southern Viti Levu [greater Sigatoka and Korolevu area], Kadavu, Lau and Lomaiviti Group.

 

This is due to a trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain that lies slow moving over the Fiji group.

 

Another trough of low pressure to the west of Fiji is expected to gradually move towards group and join with the existing trough thus enhancing rainfall over the country from later tonight.

 

Occasional rain, becoming frequent and heavy with thunderstorms especially during the night over Northern Viti Levu (Tavua through Rakiraki to Dobuilevu), Western Viti Levu (Lomawai to Nadi through Lautoka to Ba), Western interior of Viti Levu (interior of Ba and Nadroga- Navosa), Yasawa and Mamanuca Group.

 

Occasional rain, becoming frequent and heavy from Friday over Western Vanua Levu (Bua, Nasau, Lekutu, Batiri, Dreketi, Seaqaqa), Northwestern Vanua Levu (Labasa, Nadogo, Dogotuki), Southern Viti Levu [greater Sigatoka and Korolevu area], Kadavu, Lau and Lomaiviti Group.

 

Localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas. Heavy downpour can also cause poor visibility on land as well as out at sea.

Mean Sea Level Analysis Map that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 9am today, 3rd March, 2022.

Mean Sea Level Analysis Map that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 9am today, 3rd March, 2022.

Meanwhile, tropical depression 09F (TD09F) continues to linger in our region over open waters to the far southeast of New Caledonia. In the next 24 hours, TD09F is expected to move eastwards and make an anticlockwise loop then dive southeastwards.

There is potential for TD09F to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours.

The system is expected to move out of our region by this weekend. TD09F does not pose any direct threat to the Fiji group.

The Fiji Meteorological Service will continue to monitor this weather event and update warnings and forecasts accordingly.

For more information or clarification, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on 9905376 or 672 4888.

Forecast Track Map for Tropical Depression 09F (TD09F) that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 12pm today, 3rd March, 2022.

Forecast Track Map for Tropical Depression 09F (TD09F) that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 12pm today, 3rd March, 2022.

 

Forecast Threat Map that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 12pm today, 3rd March, 2022.

Forecast Threat Map that was issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service National Weather Forecasting Centre at 12pm today, 3rd March, 2022.

For latest forecasts, you can visit the Fiji Meteorological Service website at www.met.gov.fj or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For Heavy Rain Alert/ Warning: https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=warn1#20014.txt
For the 5-Day TC Outlook: https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=5dayoutlook
For the 7-Day Outlook: https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=outlookdetail

 

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