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Possible Coastal Flooding, Fiji MET Warns

People living in low lying coastal areas are to expect sea flooding during high tides as a high-pressure system continues to affect Fiji.
15 May 2022 11:52
Possible Coastal Flooding, Fiji MET Warns
Coastal Flooding

People living in low lying coastal areas are to expect sea flooding during high tides as a high-pressure system continues to affect Fiji.

According to the Fiji Meteorological Services (Fiji MET), there are a number of warnings in force across the country with Lau and Kadavu expected to be hit the most.

The Fiji MET warns of coastal inundation in the southern coastal areas of Kadavu and lower parts of Lau including Matuku, Totoya, Moala, Moce, Kabara, Namuka-i-Lau, Ogea, Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau.

There is also a damaging heavy swell warning remaining in force for the Kadavu passage, southern Koro sea and southern Lau waters while a strong wind warning remains in force across the country.

“Those living along these coastal areas are advised to remain cautious and vigilant of coastal inundation of debris especially during high tides,” a statement from Fiji MET stated.

“Hazardous breaking waves, strong currents are risky for swimming, fishing and other recreational sea activities.

“Maritime islanders are to expect swells heights up to 4.5 meters.

“Sea conditions can also be dangerous for small boats as it can capsize due to large waves and rough seas.



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