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No threat to Fiji

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, December 29, 2012

A tropical depression forming near the Solomon Islands will not pose any threat to the country.

This was the word from the Fiji Meteorological Service in Nadi.

Speaking to The Fiji Times yesterday, FMS manager forecasting Misaele Funaki said the depression could, however, pose a direct threat to New Caledonia if it continued on its current path.

"The tropical depression is 24 hours away from forming into a cyclone but in the event that it does, it will not pose any threat to Fiji. The projected path should take it southwest of its current position, 10.5S 161.4E (recorded at midday yesterday)," he explained.

Mr Funaki said the depression was likely to develop into a category three cyclone as it trekked further south.

Meanwhile forecasts for the Western Division to New Year's Eve show moderate wind and fine weather apart from afternoon or evening showers or thunderstorms.


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