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Take heed of weather warnings: Police

By TORIKA TOKALAU
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Update: 2:04PM POLICE are advising all sea farers to listen carefully to weather bulletins and warning before they go out to sea.

This follows a weather forecast of intense high pressure system to the far southwest of Fiji, directing a cool southerly wind flow over the group by the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi at 10:27am.

The weather bulletin forecasted cloudy periods of showers over the interior of the southern parts of the larger islands at midnight and moderate seas.

"The normal advice from police to people is to listen to weather bulletins and warnings and take necessary precautions before they head out to sea," police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said.

"It is very important for them to listen. While people are out at sea, before leaving they need to make sure they have enough fuel, good communication system and also safety equipment on board.

"Because a lot of cases of missing boats have been reported - some ran out of fuel and started drifting and some lack communication systems charge phones properly before you head out," he said.

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