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Delta town records highest rainfall in the country

Torika Tokalau
Monday, December 31, 2012

NAUSORI recorded the highest amount of rainfall yesterday than all other centres in the country, totalling 96.2mm from 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday morning.

According to the Fiji Meteorological Office, this is attributed to a trough of low pressure in the Fiji group which is associated with cloud and rain, lying slow moving over the Eastern part of the group.

Suva recorded the second highest rainfall with 68.6mm of rainfall, while Vunisea in Kadavu recorded 39.8mm and Monasavu recorded 34mm of rainfall.

In other centres around the country, Nadi Airport recorded 10.5mm of rainfall, Udu Point 26.6mm, Savusavu 19.0mm, Labasa 15.4mm, Nabouwalu 0.7mm, Matei in Taveuni 7.8mm, Vanuabalavu 8.2mm, Lakeba 3.8mm, Matuku 2.7mm and Rotuma 2.5mm of rainfall. Ono-I-Lau and Yasawa did not record any rainfall during the period. Rain is expected to affect most parts of Fiji until this afternoon with isolated thunderstorms in the evening.

The weather office has predicted a wet New Year over the Eastern parts and interior of the larger islands.

Elsewhere, the weather is forecast to be fine apart from afternoon or evening showers. For Navua, Suva and Nausori, occasional rain is expected, possibly heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms. Fine apart from afternoon or evening showers and few thunderstorms is expected in the west.