Update: 8:15AM A FLOOD alert is now in force for low-lying areas downstream of Waimanu Station, including small streams adjacent to the downstream Waimanu River.
The Nadi Meteorological Centre issued this special weather bulletin of the tropical depression being experienced around the country as at 7am.
It reported via a Ministry of Information update this morning that the Waimanu Station recorded the water level at 4.11m, which it says is 0.11m above alert level and increasing.
It reported the tropical depression was located 110km northeast of Suva at 6am today, and slow moving.
It forecast associated cloud and active rain bands to affect most parts of the group.
The next update is expected at 10am.