Fiji Time: 4:19 PM on Thursday 14 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Still in sight

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 01, 2014

FIJI is not out of the danger zone yet. Tropical depression 15F, located east of Udu Point, Vanua Levu, at 6pm yesterday was travelling at five knots in a south-easterly direction.

A severe weather forecaster at the Fiji Meteorological Service said there was a moderate to high possibility TD15F could develop into a category 1 tropical cyclone as it entered the Lau waters.

"It is expected to intensify over the next 24 hours as it continues to track south-east as it goes between Fiji and Tonga," he said.

"At this stage neither the islands to the south of Tonga or south-east of Fiji will be affected.

"However, if it does intensify it could affect the south eastern parts of the Lau Group and islands in the southern Tonga Group."

TD15F is expected to be east of Lakeba by midday today and most likely be located south-east of Kabara in the Lau Group by midnight.

Last night the Nadi weather office said a heavy rain warning remained in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby islands and the Lau and Lomaiviti groups.

At the time the bulletin was issued, TD15F was located about 125km east-northeast of Labasa. It was moving east-southeast at 12kmph. The weather office said associated cloud and rain bands would continue to affect the Fiji Group.








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 0.62660.6076
JPY 55.650752.6507
GBP 0.36350.3555
EUR 0.41400.4020
NZD 0.70260.6696
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.49120.4742

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. WAF CEO services discontinued
  2. Powell wins gold
  3. Kean confirms stabbing incident
  4. $285,680 FSC theft
  5. Labour of love
  6. Living in fear
  7. 10 years behind bars
  8. A-G warns school heads, eyes improved performance
  9. Jail time for rape
  10. Light me up ...

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  3. SODELPA releases candidates' names for 2018 elections Saturday (09 Dec)
  4. Qiliho calls to regulate cyber space Sunday (10 Dec)
  5. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry Monday (11 Dec)
  6. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  7. The lively Asena Friday (08 Dec)
  8. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)
  9. Banuve's challenge Friday (08 Dec)
  10. Kalouniwai: Fiji soldiers not affected Wednesday (13 Dec)