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TC Mona located close to Lakeba and Kabara

January 7, 2019 1:01 pm

Tropical Cyclone Mona is currently about 200km East of Lakeba or about 230km East North-east of Kabara.

The Fiji Met office says TC Mona will be located about 210km east South-east of Kabara or about 250km Southeast of Lakeba at 1am tomorrow.

Senior Forecaster Amit Singh says the system will remain over the Fiji waters in the next 24 to 36 hours and probably exit the Southern Lau waters by tomorrow afternoon or evening.

He says as the system moves away from the group, another trough of low pressure will affect the group on Wednesday, bringing rain which could become heavy at times.

Singh adds the Lau and Lomaiviti group should expect occasional rain becoming heavy at times today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a gale warning remains in force for Vanuavatu, Oneata, Moce, Komo, Kabara, Namuka-I-Lau, Fulaga and Ogea.

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

A flood warning remains in force for all low lying areas, small streams to and downstream of Naqali station at Rewa River catchment.