Lau group to expect heavy rain as TC Pola passes by
February 27, 2019 10:05 am
Tropical Depression 11F has further intensified into a category one Tropical Cyclone.
The Fiji Meteorological Services says TC Pola was located about 270 kilometers east of Lakeba at 6am today.
TC Pola is moving south at about 20 km/hr and is expected to pass just to the east of Southern Lau group later today.
Associated active rain bands continues to affect the eastern parts of the group.
A heavy rain warning is now in force for Lau group and a heavy rain alert is in force for the Lomaiviti group, eastern and interior parts of Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.
For Lau group: periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.
For Lomaiviti group, eastern and interior parts of Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands: occasional showers.
Showers possibly increasing to rain and becoming frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from later today.
Isolated heavy falls may lead to localized flooding of low lying areas.