Nadi Met office monitors three disturbances
February 7, 2019 4:52 pm
Latest FST GMS VIS Satellite Picture [Source: Fiji Meteorological Services]
The Nadi Meteorological Services is keeping a close eye on three tropical disturbances in the region.
While TD06F is expected to exit the Fiji Waters by tomorrow, another disturbance will move towards the group in the weekend.
However, Senior Weather Forecaster, Amit Singh says just like TD06F this disturbance also has only a moderate chance of developing into a Cyclone.
Singh says the 3rd disturbance which will approach the group early next week has the potential to develop into a Tropical Cyclone.
“The main for now is the rain which can be heavy at times leading to flash flooding of low lying areas. And this TD06F we don’t expect it to cause any major damage in terms of wind. However, there will be some isolated heavy falls which will lead to flash flooding and the 2nd disturbance that we expect sometimes tomorrow into Sunday – again there will be rain which will be heavy at times over some places with some strong winds as well. For the 3rd one – expected early next week – the forecast is for the 3rd system to come very close to Fiji and this once has a good chance of becoming a Tropical Cyclone early next week.”
Meanwhile a strong wind and heavy rain warning remains in force for all land areas of Lau and Lomaiviti group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Eastern parts and interior of Viti Levu.