Committee meets as El Nino develops
June 27, 2015 1:00 am
People are being warned to conserve water as rainfall prediction models have calculated below average rainfall in the near future.
This follows a meeting by the Mitigation and Preparedness Committee for national disasters to address the El Nino currently affecting the Fiji group.
National Disaster Management Office acting director Akapusi Tuifagalele briefed the Committee members on the current dry weather conditions and the adverse effects of the El Nino already affecting some communities in Fiji.
Fiji Meteorological Services director Ravind Kumar also says the El Nino in the tropical Pacific is intensifying.
Kumar says below average rainfall in most parts of the country have been measured in the past few months.
He says this is likely to continue in most parts through June to August and September to November periods.