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TD04F expected to intensify over the next 24 hours

December 15, 2016 6:10 pm

Tropical Depression 04F is now expected to possibly intensify into a category one cyclone over the next 24 hours.

This has been revised from the initial forecast where the cyclone was expected to develop around midday today.

The chances of the cyclone developing has now moved from a High to a Moderate to High.

Director Meteorology Ravin Kumar says TD04F will maintain this intensity as it moves southwest.

He adds that the centre of the depression is suspected to remain to the west of Fiji and not cross the group.

However, a heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of the Fiji group and this is coupled with a flood alert for low lying areas and flood prone areas.

A trough of low pressure and active rain bands will continue to affect the country through the weekend, so be prepared for more rain.

However, the flood alert for low lying areas and small streams adjacent to Rakiraki and downstream of Rakiraki station has now being cancelled.