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Heavy rain warning still in place

November 12, 2018 11:10 pm

A heavy rain warning is still in place for most parts of the country.

According to Fiji Meteorological Center a trough of low pressure lies just to the west of Fiji.

Tropical Disturbance 02F lies to the east of Solomon Islands and is
expected to gradually move southeast and pass Fiji later today.

As a result associated cloud and rain will continue affecting the group.

Heavy rain alert remains in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Western Vanua Levu, Lau and Lomaiviti Group and for the rest of Fiji.

Occasional rain, heavy at times with few thunderstorms over the
Southern and eastern parts of Viti Levu will also be experienced.

Heavy rain will start affecting the group from this evening.

A strong wind warning is also in place for Southern Lau, Lomaiviti Group, Kadavu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Western and Southern parts of Viti Levu.

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Heavy rain warning still in place

December 16, 2016 2:51 am

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the Fiji group.

The center of Tropical depression 04F centre was located about 350km west of Nadi at 1pm today.

It is moving southeast at about 12km/hr and is expected to turn south to southwest in the next 18 to 24 hours.

The centre of TD04f is expected to remain to the west of Fiji.

TD04f has moderate chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 18 to 24 hours.

A flood warning remains in force for low lying areas and small streams for the whole of Fiji.

Alert remains in force the Waimanu station; Nabukaluka station, low lying areas and areas adjacent to the Rewa bridge station and areas downstream of Nausori town;

Water level at the Rewa bridge was 3.56m at 3.00pm which is 0.06m above alert level and decreasing.

The Waimanu station recorded 3.83m which is 0.17m below alert level and decreasing.

Level at the Nabukaluka station was 2.66m which is 1.34m below alert level and decreasing.

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Heavy rain warning still in place

March 13, 2015 9:24 pm

Tropical Cyclone Pam was approximately located at 900km west of Nadi this morning and is maintaining its southerly movement at 18km per hour.

Weather Principal Scientific officer, Misaele Funaki says there is still heavy rain expected across the country.

“At the moment it’s moving at 18km per hour and it’s tracking to the far west of Fiji. As we’ve been stating all along that is doesn’t pose any direct set for Fiji but the associating weather is what we have been experiencing. Reports are coming in the heavy grounds in the Lau Group, and strong winds here in Nadi and also in Yasawa-i-rara and Rakiraki.”

Members of the public are advised to take necessary precautions.

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Heavy rain warning still in place

February 28, 2014 8:18 pm

The Nadi Weather Office says a heavy rain warning remains in force for southern and eastern Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group.

Tropical depression 15f centre was located about 245km southeast of Labasa at 6am today.

It is moving south-southeast at about 15km/hr and associated active cloud and rain bands continue to affect the group.

According to the Met Office rain is expected to ease over Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands from later today and over, Lau and Lomaiviti group from tonight.

Heavy rain may lead to flash flooding.

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Heavy rain warning still in place

March 4, 2013 7:03 pm

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the Fiji group.

The weather office says a low pressure system lies slow moving to the southwest of Fiji and is expected to gradually move southeast while an associated active trough of low pressure remains slow moving over Fiji and continues to affect the country with cloud and rain.

Kadavu, the eastern half of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and the Lomaiviti group can expect heavy rain today.

Other places will get occasional rain and a few thunderstorms.

Since 9am yesterday, Lautoka received 72.5mm of rain.

Tavua received 92.5mm, Penang received 52.5mm, Dobuilevu received 51.5mm,
Nadarivatu received 105mm and Seaqaqa received 75.5mm of rainfall.

Those in low lying areas are advised to continue to monitor the weather and listen to radio for updates.

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Heavy rain warning still in place

June 13, 2012 7:19 pm

A flash flood warning is now in place as heavy rain will continue today for the whole of the Fiji group.

The current weather is due to an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain which lies slow moving over Fiji.

Duty forecaster at the Nadi weather office Sanjay Prakash says people living in low lying areas should be prepared.

“Heavy rain would result in flash flooding particularly in Wailotua, Wainibuka and Nayavu rivers as well as the low lying areas adjacent to these rivers. We had forecasted rain for the western division yesterday and today all parts of Viti Levu will be experiencing rain.”

Meanwhile residents in Nadi were not taking any chances after the heavy rain they experienced yesterday.

Christopher Chand reports.

“Water level at the Nadi Bridge has receded after it had reached threatening levels last night. A number of businesses in town had emptied their shops not taking any risks with the current weather conditions. Nadi Town Council Special Administrator Aisea Tuidraki who was out himself keeping a close watch on the water level says people should be cautious. Tuidraki says it has become easy for the Nadi River to get flooded following the March floods. He says the river had become shallow with the silt that came with the two natural disasters this year. Residents in low lying areas had also moved yesterday fearing another flood.FBC News visited Nawejikuma where a number of houses had started moving to safety. Yesterday afternoon the Nadi Bus Stand and some streets near the Nadi Market were flooded as a result of continuous heavy rain.”

Divisional Police Commander Western SSP Salacieli Naivilawasa is urging people to take precautions.