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 Damaging Heavy Swell And Coastal Inundation Warnings Now In Force For Parts Of Fiji

This is due to a low pressure system to the far south of Fiji combined with the King Tide (highest tide of the month) that is directing damaging heavy swells over the southern parts of Fiji waters that can cause coastal flooding over the southern coastal areas of Fiji.
15 Jun 2022 10:28
 Damaging Heavy Swell And Coastal Inundation Warnings Now In Force For Parts Of Fiji

For people living along the coastal areas of Southern Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Southern Lomaiviti Group, Moala Group, Southern Lau Group and Central Lau Group.

Issued at 9.30am Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

A Coastal Inundation Warning is now in force for coastal areas of southern parts of Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Southern Lomaiviti Group, Moala Group (i.e. Matuku, Moala, Totoya), Southern Lau Group (i.e. Moce, Kabara, Fulaga, Ogea, Ono-i-Lau) and Central Lau Group (i.e. Lakeba, Vanuavatu, Oneata, Nayau, Cicia).

A Damaging Heavy Swell Warning is now in force for open waters of Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Beqa, Vatulele, Southern Koro Sea and Southern Lau Waters.

This is due to a low pressure system to the far south of Fiji combined with the King Tide (highest tide of the month) that is directing damaging heavy swells over the southern parts of Fiji waters that can cause coastal flooding over the southern coastal areas of Fiji.

Expect coastal sea flooding during high tides along coastal areas of southern parts of Viti Levu (from Natadola through to Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour), southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group, Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Southern Lomaiviti Group, Moala Group (i.e. Matuku, Moala, Totoya), Southern Lau Group (i.e. Moce, Kabara, Fulaga, Ogea, Ono-i-Lau) and Central Lau Group (i.e. Lakeba, Vanuavatu, Oneata, Nayau, Cicia).

Expect moderate to heavy southerly swells over open waters of Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Beqa, Vatulele, Southern Koro Sea and Southern Lau Waters.

Those living along these coastal areas are advised to remain cautious and vigilant of coastal inundation of debris especially during high tides.

Hazardous breaking waves, strong currents are risky for swimming, fishing and other recreational sea activities. Sea conditions can also be dangerous for small boats as it can capsize due to large waves and rough seas.

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. You can also visit the Fiji Meteorological Service official Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram for latest updates.

 

 

Date

 

Time Approximate High Tides Expected
Wednesday (15th June)

 

6.18am

 

2.28meters (High chance of sea flooding)

 

  07.10pm

 

2.00 meters (Moderate to high chance of sea flooding)

 

Thursday(16th June)

 

07.13am

 

2.26 meters (Low to moderate chance of sea flooding)

 

  08.06pm

 

1.99 meters (low to moderate chance of sea flooding)

 



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