Fiji Time: 1:51 AM on Wednesday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Flood alert

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, February 27, 2014

TWO tropical depressions are affecting the Fiji Group, says the Fiji Meteorological Service.

A senior weather forecaster at the Nadi weather office said TD 14F was centred over the Western Division yesterday morning and appeared to be moving slowly eastwards while a second depression christened TD15F lay to the north of Viti Levu.

He said TD15, situated 50 kilometres north of Nadi at about midday yesterday, raised concern because of the associated rainfall it brought with it.

"It is slow moving and expected to move between Viti Levu and the Mamanuca Group later this week before moving northwards and intensifying by this weekend," he said.

"We are concerned about the amount of rain this system could bring and there is still an opportunity for it to develop into a tropical cyclone as it tracks away from the group.

"We do not anticipate gale force winds but the real worry is that the associated rain could lead to flooding in low-lying areas."

The weather office issued a flood alert at 2pm yesterday for low-lying areas downstream of the Nayavu station in the flood-prone Wainibuka district but cancelled it by 7pm.

TD15F was reported to be moving east-northeast at 5kmph.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Australia applauds Fiji
  2. FLP mourns death of party member
  3. Memorial for former teacher
  4. Advice against unhealthy diets
  5. Aussies restore ties
  6. Relief for Westerners as rain falls
  7. Forgiveness and reconciliation to benefit vanua
  8. Police treat death of girl, 13, as murder
  9. Longer dry spell looms
  10. Ministry gets updates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ro Teimumu is Leader of the Opposition Wednesday (24 Sep)
  2. Mata apologises Wednesday (24 Sep)
  3. Luveni vacates her seat, Tuitubou is now an elected MP Wednesday (24 Sep)
  4. PM designates Cabinet portfolios Thursday (25 Sep)
  5. Our new Speaker Thursday (25 Sep)
  6. Moment of silence Thursday (25 Sep)
  7. Salary budget soon Thursday (25 Sep)
  8. PM's first official trip Wednesday (24 Sep)
  9. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  10. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)