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North braces for rain

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

THE Commissioner Northern's office has set up a team to closely monitor the wet weather following the Nadi Meteorological Centre's forecast of more rain for the division.

North Divisional Planning Officer Alipate Bolalevu has warned people in low-lying areas to continue listening to radio weather updates and to act accordingly.

Mr Bolalevu said people usually waited for situations to get out of control before acting.

"Flash flooding may occur in low-lying areas and those who live in such areas should move to higher ground if they see the need to do so," said Mr Bolalevu.

"People should ensure they move during the light of day to prevent any mishap.

"Our team is on standby and we are keeping a close watch for weather forecasts dispatched from the Nadi Meteorological Centre."

Late yesterday afternoon, the weather office in Nadi has forecasted more rain for the North and is expected to continue until Sunday.

An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain remains slow moving over the group. The Fiji group is to expect periods of rain which will be heavy at times with squally thunderstorms over most places.

These will be accompanied by moderate to fresh northerly winds and moderate to rough seas.





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