Tropical depression update
April 1, 2012 9:29 pm
A tropical depression 19F is located about 885 kilometres west of Nadi at 6am this morning.
A tropical cyclone alert remains in place for the country and a severe flood warning for low lying areas of Viti Levu.
The Nadi Weather Office says the tropical depression was located near 17 decimal 6 South 169 decimal 1 East of Nadi.
Close to the centre the depression is expected to have average wind speeds of 45km/hour.
It is expected to intensify further and possibly become a tropical cyclone in the next 6 to 12 hours.
On this track the depression can bring damaging gale force winds over Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Southern Lau, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.
A gale force warning remains in force for Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, southern Lau group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.
A strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of the country.