Expect lower temperature, says weather office

Fiji Meteorological Service director Ravind Kumar explains the weather patterns on a map during a media briefing in Nadi yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Fiji Meteorological Service director Ravind Kumar explains the weather patterns on a map during a media briefing in Nadi. Picture: FILE

A RIDGE of high pressure is expected to bring lower temperatures over the country. Fiji Meteorological Service director Ravind Kumar said coastal communities should anticipate temperatures to drop lower than 20 degrees Celsius as a result.

“The weather will be dominated by a ridge of high pressure, which will bring cool change over the country,” he said in a statement yesterday afternoon.

“The night-time temperatures are expected to fall below 20 degrees Celsius in coastal areas and can potentially fall below 15 degrees Celsius for inland areas such as Monasavu and Nadarivatu.”

He added that fine weather was expected in most parts of the country from today.

“Currently, the heavy rain-bands are affecting the northern and eastern parts of the country and expected to move east of the Fiji group tonight. Expect mainly fine weather over most places from tomorrow (today),” Mr Kumar said.

“However, cloudy periods with some showers could be expected in the eastern parts of the country. “An improvement in weather has come about from the west (yesterday) afternoon.”