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Monday, February 05, 2018

Weather Bulletin

Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi

at 5:30am on Monday the 5th of February 2018

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR NORTHERN VITI LEVU, VANUA

LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS AND THE LAU GROUP.

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

For more information refer to: www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20014.txt

A STRONG WIND WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF VANUA LEVU,

TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS AND THE LAU GROUP.

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

STREAMS FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI.

For more information refer to: www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20016.txt

Situation: Tropical Disturbance [TD08F] with an associated active

trough of low pressure remains slow moving over the Fiji group.

Associated cloud and rain affects the country.

Forecast to midnight tonight for the Fiji group:

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

islands and Lau group:

Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms.

Localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas.

Northerly winds 40km/hr to 50km/hr gusting to 65km/hr over Vanua

Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Lau group

Rough to very rough seas.

For the rest of Fiji:

Cloudy periods with some showers. Isolated thunderstorms and heavy

falls expected.

Localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas.

Moderate to fresh southeast to northwest winds, gusty at times.

Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain and few thunderstorms over

most places.

For Navua / Suva / Nausori :

Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms.

Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain, heavy at times and few

thunderstorms.

For Nadi / Lautoka / Ba :

Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms.

Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain, heavy at times and few

thunderstorms.

For Labasa :

Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Rain and

thunderstorms becoming frequent and heavy tonight.

Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain, heavy at times and few

thunderstorms.

For Savusavu : Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms.

Rain and thunderstorms becoming frequent and heavy tonight.

Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain, heavy at times and few

thunderstorms.

For Rotuma :

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE LAND AREAS AND WATERS

OF ROTUMA.

Situation: An active trough of low pressure with associated rain and

thunderstorms affects Rotuma.

Over Land: North to northwest winds 40 km/hr to 55 km/hr, gusting to

70km/hr.

Over Waters: North to northwest winds 20 to 30 knots, gusting to 35

knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate northerly swells

Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Tuesday : Rain and thunderstorms continuing.

Marine Weather Bulletin

Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi

at 8:30am on Monday the 5th of February 2018

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR VANUA LEVU WATERS, LAU

WATERS AND VATU-I-RA PASSAGE.

Situation:

Tropical Disturbance [TD08F] with an associated active trough of low

pressure remains slow moving over the Fiji group. Associated cloud

and rain affects the country.

Forecast to 6am tomorrow for Fiji waters:

For Vanua Levu waters, Lau waters and Vatu-i-ra Passage:

Northerly winds 25 to 30 knots, gusting to 40 knots.

Rough to very rough seas.

Moderate northwesterly swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Further outlook: Northerly winds 25 to 30 knots. Rough to very rough

seas. Moderate northwesterly swells.

For the rest of Fiji Waters:

Southeast to northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Winds gusty at times.

Moderate to rough seas.

Moderate southerly swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Further outlook: Southeast to northerly winds 20 to 25 knots, gusty

at times. Rough seas. Moderate southerly swells.








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