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Weatherman warns of heavy rain and thunderstorm

Jone Kalouniviti And Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HEAVY rain and squally thunderstorms are to be expected over the Western Division and Kadavu this week.

And the current weather pattern is not expected to clear soon, according to Fiji Meteorological Centre director Alipate Waqaicelua.

"A slow-moving active trough of low pressure lies just west of Fiji and associated, moist northerly wind flow, cloud and rain will affect most parts of the country, especially in the Western Division and Kadavu.

"Other parts of Fiji should anticipate showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially about the larger islands."

Police media liaison officer Naina Ragigia said they received reports of flooding in parts of Tavua, Rakiraki and Nadi yesterday morning.

"This should continue with the rain again experienced this afternoon (yesterday), so again we ask people to be cautious, especially in flood-prone areas."

Ms Ragigia also advised parents, village heads and schoolteachers to warn children against playing in floodwaters.

"We know children love the water and will use any opportunity to play in it.

"We must be all responsible in informing them of the risks,

"Especially now in the West, which will be experiencing rain this week, children must go straight home from school."

And these wet weather patterns are not expected to change this week or the next.

"Rain, heavy at times, are expected especially over the Western Division and Kadavu, with squally thunderstorms."

He said other parts of the country should also expect wet weather.

"This weather pattern is not expected to clear soon. Indications are it will remain for at least through this week and the next."








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