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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weather Bulletin

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA GROUP, VANUA LEVU,

TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS AND NORTHERN LAU GROUP

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA GROUP, VANUA LEVU,

TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS AND NORTHERN LAU GROUP AND

NORTHERN AND EASTERN VITI LEVU AND LOMAIVITI GROUP

A HEAVY RAIN ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF FIJI

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS

ADJACENT TO DREKETILAILAI STATION AND DOWNSREAM OF QAWA RIVER.

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS

ADJACENT TO MAJOR RIVERS OF VANUA LEVU AND TAVEUNI.

Situation: A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain

lies slow moving over Fiji. Shallow tropical disturbance TD12F

located just northwest of Fiji lies slow moving along this trough.

Forecast to midnight tonight for the Fiji group:

For Northern and Eastern Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby

smaller islands, Yasawa group, Lau and Lomaiviti group:

Strong northwest to southeast winds with speeds of 40km/hr to

50km/hr, gusting to 75km/hr.

Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Rough to very rough seas.

For the rest of Fiji: Cloudy periods with showers and thunderstorms

especially in the afternoon or evening. Isolated heavy falls

expected.

Moderate to fresh southeast winds, gusty at times.

Rough seas.

Outlook for Friday : Occasional rain and few thunderstorms over

Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and northern Lau

group. Elsewhere, showers especially in the afternoon or evening with

thunderstorms and heavy falls.

For Navua / Suva / Nausori :Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Occasional showers.

For Nadi / Lautoka / Ba :Showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and evening.

Isolated heavy falls expected.

Outlook for Friday : Afternoon or evening showers.

For Labasa :Strong northwest winds with speeds of 40km/hr to 50km/hr, gusting to

75km/hr. Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Occasional rain and few thunderstorms.

For Savusavu : Strong northwest winds with speeds of 40km/hr to

50km/hr, gusting to 75km/hr. Periods of rain, heavy at times and

squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Occasional rain and few thunderstorms.

For Rotuma :A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ROTUMA LAND AREAS AND

WATERS.

Situation : An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud

and rain remains slow moving over Rotuma.

Over Land: Strong northwest winds with an average speed of 45km/hr

with gusts to 70 km/hr.

Over Waters: Strong northwest winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 45

knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate northerly swells.

Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Rain and thunderstorms.

Further outlook:Marine Weather BulletinFurther outlook:

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA WATERS, NORTHERN

VANUA LEVU AND NORTHERN LAU WATERS

Situation:

A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain lies slow

moving over Fiji. Shallow tropical disturbance TD12F located just

northwest of Fiji lies slow moving along this trough..

Forecast to 6am tomorrow for Fiji waters:

For Yasawa waters, Northern Vanua Levu and Northern Lau Waters:

Northwest to southeast winds 20 to 30 knots, gusting to 40 knots.

Winds gradually easing.

Rough to very rough seas.

Moderate northwest swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Further outlook: Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough

seas.

For the rest of Fiji waters:

Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough seas.

Further outlook: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough

seas.








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