THE police are pleading with parents in the north to supervise their children and keep them away from flooded drains or pools of water.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri is also requesting parents to always know the whereabouts of their children during this period.
"We have had some cases of young innocent lives being lost because parents were busy attending to other things," he said.
"The police will continue to stand by its law of negligence against parents who fail to carry out their duties which may result in unnecessary cases such as deaths."
Insp Sokomuri said parents must ensure their children were kept at home during heavy rain.
"Parents, please, look after your children and do know where they are," he said.
"Keep them away from playing in drains or swimming in rivers as the continuous heavy rain could cause flash floods."
Insp Sokomuri also urged mariners to take extra care.
His call follows reports of a strong wind warning in force for all Fiji waters.
"People's lives cannot be replaced, so it is important during this time of bad weather in the North that people stay away from affected areas following the adverse weather conditions," he said.
A moist north to northeast wind flow prevails over Fiji. Occasional showers and few thunderstorms are expected over the Yasawas, Mamanucas, western Viti Levu, northern Vanua Levu and the interior of the larger islands. A strong wind warning remains in force for all Fiji waters.