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Heavy rain and flood warning remains in force

January 14, 2018 10:06 pm

A heavy rain and flood warning remains in force as an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain continues to affect the country.

Director Meteorological Services, Ravin Kumar, says with a forecast for rainy conditions to continue, the following warnings and alerts are now in force.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of Fiji, also a flood warning remains in force for the low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to Vakacevaceva downstream to Rakiraki town.

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Kumar says in the past 24 hours from 6am yesterday to this morning, most parts of the country received in excess of 100mm of rainfall and more rainfall is forecasted as the trough remains slow moving over the country.

With rainy conditions to continue and the ground being saturated, any more rain will get into the streams and rivers, therefore the chances of flooding remains high in all major catchments.

Furthermore, communities living in the flood and landslide areas are to be alert at all time until the situation improves.

We’ll bring you more on the weather situation as information comes to hand.

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