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Fiji clear of TC Ian

Dawn Gibson
Monday, January 13, 2014

WEATHER warnings issued last week for the Koro Sea and Lau waters following wind and rain from severe Tropical Cyclone Ian have now been cancelled.

Fiji is officially clear of the category four cyclone, confirmed acting director of the Fiji Meteorological Service Aminiasi Tuidraki.

"Fiji's weather is all clear, strong wind warnings that were for Koro Sea and Lau waters have been cancelled this morning (yesterday morning)," Mr Tuidraki said.

"It was cancelled as the wind gradient has slackened due to TC Ian moving further away from Fiji even now to the south of Tonga."

He said although all warnings had been officially cancelled, the movements of the cyclone would continue to be monitored until it was no longer within Fiji's jurisdiction.

"Fiji MET Services are still monitoring TC Ian as it is still within our area of the Nadi Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Tropical Cyclone warning and forecasting.

"Once it reaches 25 south latitude tonight (last night) we will hand over the warning to New Zealand as it enters their area of responsibilities.

"TC Ian will gradually weaken as it enters cooler waters and an area of strong upper wind shear."

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