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Expect more rain

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

THUNDERSTORMS and continued rain can be expected to affect the Northern and Eastern divisions until Thursday.

This was confirmed by the Fiji Meteorology Office's senior meteorologist Amit Singh.

"A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain lies slow moving over the northern and eastern parts of the group and is expected to affect these parts until Thursday," Mr Singh said.

He said although the rain was expected to be occasional, it would be heavy nevertheless.

The Western Division can expect some showers also this week, particularly in the afternoon and evening.

As for the Central Division, occasional rain is to be expected until Thursday.

Adding to this, Mr Singh revealed that rainfall figures for the past weekend had not warranted any need to issue heavy rain warnings.

"Our criteria for heavy rain warning is 100 mm or more in 24 hours," Mr Singh said.

Rainfall figures for Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Rakiraki showed no more than a maximum of 97.0 mm of rain throughout the weekend.





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