Low pressure now a TD

The weather map at lunch time today showing approaching an tropical disturbance. Picture: Windy

The weather map at lunch time today showing approaching an tropical disturbance. Picture: Windy

Update: 6:59PM A LOW pressure system that has developed to the west of Fiji has intensified to a Tropical Disturbance, says the Fiji Meteorological Service.

“TD13F is expected to intensify into a Tropical Depression by Sunday and possibly intensify further into a Category 1 cyclone as it moves towards the Group,” said the Nadi Weather Office in a statement released this afternoon.

“The system is expected to take a similar track as Tropical Cyclone Josie, passing southwest of the Group early next week.”

Local Government Minister Parveen Kumar has urged people in the Western Division to begin cyclone and flood preparations now.