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Disturbance upgraded to depression

Felix Chaudhry
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Update: 7:01PM TROPICAL Disturbance (TD09F) has been upgraded to Tropical Depression as of yesterday evening, says Fiji Meteorological Service director Ravind Kumar.

"It was located to the far west-northwest of Fiji over open waters and poses no direct threat to the Fiji Group," he said.

TD09F was located about 15.4 degrees latitude south and 170.1 degrees longitude east or about 325km northeast of Prot Vila at 3pm this afternoon and is moving west towards Central Vanuatu at 9km/hr. 

It is expected to further intensify and has moderate to high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in next 48 hours.

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