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Damaging heavy swell warning for low lying coastal areas

May 26, 2018 7:30 pm

A damaging heavy swell warning remains in force for low lying coastal areas of Kadavu, Beqa, Vatulele, Southern Lau group, Mamanuca group, Southern and Western Viti-Levu.

Sea flooding is likely especially during High tides.

This comes as a high pressure system together with a low pressure system to the far southwest of Fiji generates and directs moderate to heavy southerly swells towards the Fiji group.

Advice for mariners, Swell heights over open waters will be from 3.5metres to 4.5metres.

People living in low lying coastal areas are advised to refrain from traveling especially during the high tides as it may cause sea flooding.

Small fiberglass boats are also advised to refrain from travelling in open waters as swells are expected to reach around 4.5metres in height.

The public is also advised to expect some strong winds over land and waters as well as very rough seas.

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