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Hurricane and storm warning cancelled for Fiji

February 20, 2016 7:04 pm

The Nadi Meteorology Department has cancelled the hurricane and storm warning for the Fiji Group.

This as severe tropical Cyclone Winston a category 5 system is moving away from the Group.

Senior Weather Forecaster Amit Singh says the Cyclone was located 130km west-southwest of Viwa and about 180km West of Nadi at 5am.

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Singh says only Viwa Island is under gale warning.

“For the rest of Fiji a strong wind warning is still in force and also there is a heavy rain warning for Fiji and also damaging heavy swells for low lying coastal areas. Looking ahead today we expect the winds to ease and become moderate to fresh by this afternoon and with the rain easing over most places but the western division will still experiences occasional rain which ill be heavy at times that is because of the rain bend associated with TC Winston.”

A flood warning remains for low lying areas downstream of Nayavu Station along the Wainibuka River, Nabukelevu Station along the Navua river, Nairukuruku station along the Wainimala River, Waimanu station, Navolau station, Keyasi station along the Sigatoka river, Sabata and Navua station along the Navua river, and the Ba bridge station.

Low lying areas downstream from Votualevu station and areas adjacent to Nadi town

A flood alert also remains for low lying areas of Labasa town, Rewa bridge station, Nabukaluka station and areas adjacent to Waidina river, Dewala station to Waimanu station and downstream areas from Vatukacevaceva station and areas adjacent to the Rakiraki town.

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