Wet weather to continue until the weekend
October 17, 2018 1:20 am
The rainy weather conditions that we are currently experiencing together with strong winds are expected to continue until the weekend.
Meteorological Officer, Stephen Meke, says the strong winds directed over the Fiji Group stems from the low pressure system to the far south of the country.
Meke says we also have a trough of low pressure that is slow moving over which brings a lot of rain especially over the eastern parts of the larger islands, eastern part of Viti Levu, Lau Group and the Lomaiviti Group as well.
’’We expecting winds to be strong as well especially over these areas with rough to very rough seas. We expect this rainy weather to continue for today but easing from tomorrow and Friday. We should expect rain to be easing more to showers from Saturday.”
Meanwhile, a flood alert is also in force for all low lying areas and areas adjacent to small streams in the Central and Eastern Division.
The water level at Naqali station was three point one three meters at 10am which is zero point six three meters above alert level and increasing while the water level at the Rakiraki town station was one point six five meters at 11am which is zero point one five meters above alert level and increasing.