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Tropical disturbance drifts away

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, December 28, 2013

GOOD weather is expected during the new year as the tropical disturbance that was expected to hit the group moved to the east, away from the north of Fiji.

Acting director of Meteorological Services Aminiasi Tuidraki said a southeast wind flow would dominate, bringing in good weather which is expected to prevail from Sunday to New Year's Day.

Mr Tuidraki said yesterday the active trough of low pressure remained located to the far north of Vanua Levu while the tropical disturbance lay far northwest of Fiji and slowly moving east southeast.

"The active rain band is expected to drift down over the northern side and affect Vanua Levu with isolated heavy rain at times," he said.

"The tropical disturbance is slow moving to the east south eastwards with slight intensification.

"There is a low chance for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 to 48 hours."

Mr Tuidraki appealed to members of the public to keep listening for the latest weather updates.

"Just keep on listening to the radio for updates of the weather bulletin from Nadi as we will be updating any sudden change in the system immediately.

"For the time being we will closely monitor the weather patterns."