TD04F may intensify into a TC in the next 3 to 6 hours
January 3, 2019 10:48 am
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP [Source: Fiji Meteorological Service]
Tropical Depression 04F may intensify into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 3 to 6 hours.
The Fiji Meteorological Services says TD04F is moving southeast at about 30km/hr.
TD04F was located about 220km north of Rotuma at 5am today.
A gale warning is now in force for Rotuma.
On the anticipated development and track, the system may bring damaging gale force winds over Rotuma in the next 12 to 18 hours and over Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group in the next 24 to 48 hours.
On this track, the system is expected to be located about 120 km east-southeast of Rotuma or about 430 km north-northwest of Labasa at 5pm today.
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group.
A strong wind warning remains in force for all land areas of Vanua Levu, Taveuni and smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa group and northern Viti Levu from Rakiraki to Tailevu north.
A heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, the eastern half of Viti Levu, Lau and Lomaiviti group.
Meanwhile, flood warning remains in force for all low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers of Vanua Levu.