Fiji Time: 5:40 PM on Saturday 23 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Weather alert

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A TROPICAL depression to the far NorthWest of Fiji has the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone by Thursday, says the Fiji Meteorological Service.

However, the Nadi weather office says of immediate concern are those living in low lying areas.

"On whether the tropical disturbance could develop into a cyclone, we are not certain at this stage, however, we can confidently say that people can expect strong winds and rainfall that are associated with this system from tomorrow (today)," the duty forecaster explained.

"There is a chance of flash flooding occurring in low lying areas."

The FMS issued a strong wind warning for land areas in the Yasawa and Mamanuca groups, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands and the Western half of Viti Levu. The tropical depression to the North of the group is expected to develop to the West of Fiji and gradually move towards the group from today. Associated active rain and cloud bands are expected to affect the country from this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the managing director and CEO of Port Denarau in Nadi Nigel Skeggs, said a level one alert has been issued to all boat owners and operators.

"We are closely monitoring the depression that is likely to affect us," he said.

"People are taking down sails and preparing their boats.

"We are updating people several times a day in regards to the weather forecast and will issue appropriate warnings if and when there is a need to evacuate the marina."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61690.5979
JPY 56.853253.8532
GBP 0.36700.3590
EUR 0.41880.4068
NZD 0.69110.6581
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50190.4849

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A sad graduation for Waqatakirewa
  2. A-G: Pay overtime
  3. Mine land claim
  4. Leaders disagree
  5. Sedition accused guilty
  6. iTaukei women told to be proud of their identity
  7. Union berates State
  8. Call for climate warriors
  9. Velovelo residents could become permanent leaseholders
  10. Families resort to muddy water

Top Stories this Week

  1. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  2. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. A sad graduation for Waqatakirewa Saturday (23 Sep)
  5. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  6. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  7. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  8. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  9. Murder suspects further remanded Monday (18 Sep)
  10. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)