Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:41 AM on Saturday 23 August

/ Front page / News

Weekend of rain

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 29, 2014

PEOPLE are being advised to take precaution this weekend following heavy rain recently being experienced in the Central Division.

Meteorology Department director Alipate Waqaicelua said heavy downpour was expected in the weekend and potential flooding in Navua, Waimanu and Rewa Rivers.

"We're looking at this for the whole weekend and there's going to be some heavy falls, particularly over the East part of Viti Levu," Mr Waqaicelua said in an interview.

"There are low-lying areas from Navua to Wainadoi towards Lami and some of these places are now under water. Navua River is rising steadily and rivers in the upper catchments of the Navua River are steeply rising and there's still lots more rain falling and we expect the rain to persist."


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. Dad's cry for justice
  2. Death unacceptable, say parties
  3. Death of suspect sparks inquiry
  4. Prince, Princess crowned
  5. Home for widows
  6. College marks another milestone
  7. Free check-ups
  8. LTA buys tools
  9. 3 hospitalised for burns
  10. $300m for flood mitigation

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  2. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  3. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  4. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  5. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  6. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  7. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  9. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)