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Tropical Disturbance To The West Poses No Direct Threat To Fiji

Issued at 2.30pm Monday, 04 April 2022 A tropical disturbance was analysed to the west of Vanuatu and numbered 10F (TD10F) at midday today with 1002 hectopascal central pressure. TD10F
04 Apr 2022 15:00
Tropical Disturbance To The West Poses No Direct Threat To Fiji
Weather Map Apr 4 – 12pm

Issued at 2.30pm Monday, 04 April 2022

A tropical disturbance was analysed to the west of Vanuatu and numbered 10F (TD10F) at midday today with 1002 hectopascal central pressure.

TD10F lies in very favorable environment for tropical cyclone development.

 

TD10F is expected to intensify into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours with high chance of developing further into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours.

On the current model tracks, it is expected to directly affect New Caledonia.

However, TD10F is not expected to pose any direct to Fiji.

 

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure is anticipated to develop to the northeast of Fiji tomorrow and move south over the group affecting parts of the country until Wednesday.

 

From tomorrow, the trough is anticipated to bring cloud and showers over Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Lau and Lomaiviti group, Naitasiri and Ra province, interior of Serua/Namosi, the greater Suva, Nausori and Tailevu area.

Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over the above mentioned areas.

 

Cloudy conditions with afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms is expected over the rest of the group.

Showers anticipated to gradually ease from the north on Wednesday.

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

 

For more information and clarification, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on (679) 9905376/ (679) 6724888 or you can email Acting Principal Scientific Officer- Forecasting, Mr. Stephen Meke on Stephen.Meke@met.gov.fj.

 

For latest forecasts and warnings, you can visit the official Fiji Meteorological Service website at www.met.gov.fj or you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



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