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Weather Bulletin

Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi
at 5:30am on Friday the 6th of April 2018

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LAND AREAS OF WESTERN
VITI LEVU, YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP, VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY
SMALLER ISLANDS AND NORTHERN LAU GROUP.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING/ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR FIJI.

For more information, refer to the latest Special Weather Bulletin on
Heavy Rain issued by RSMC, Nadi at
www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20014.txt

A FLOOD WARNING/ ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR PARTS OF FIJI.

For more information, refer to the latest Special Weather Bulletin on
Flood issued by RSMC, Nadi at www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20016.txt

Situation: An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and
rain remains slow moving over Fiji. Meanwhile, a Tropical Disturbance
TD13F[1003HPa] was analysed to the far northwest of Fiji at 3 am
today and is expected to develop into Tropical Depression by Sunday
and possibly intensify further into a Tropical Cyclone as it moves
towards Fiji and bring about strong to damaging gale force winds with
heavy rain over the group.

Forecast to midnight tonight for the Fiji group:
For Land areas of Western Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Vanua
Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Northern Lau group.
Strong northerly winds with average speed of 50km/hr with momentary
gusts to 75km/hr. Rough to very rough seas.
Elsewhere, moderate to fresh northwesterly winds. Moderate to rough
seas.

For Yasawa group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and
Northern Lau group:
Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.
Localised heavy falls may lead to flooding of low lying areas.

For Mamanuca group, Western division and Lomaiviti group:
Periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally thunderstorms. Rain
becoming frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from today.
Localised heavy falls may lead to flooding of low lying areas.

For the rest of Fiji:
Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Showers increasing to rain
and becoming frequent and heavy from later today.
Localised heavy falls may lead to flooding of low lying areas.

Outlook for Saturday : Periods of heavy rain and squally
thunderstorms over most places.

For Navua / Suva / Nausori :
Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Showers increasing to rain
and becoming frequent and heavy from tomorrow.
Outlook for Saturday : Expect strong northerly winds with average
speed of 50km/hr with momentary gusts to 75km/hr developing later in
the day. Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.

For Sigatoka / Coral Coast: Occasional rain, heavy at times and few
thunderstorms. Rain becoming frequent and heavy with squally
thunderstorms from today.
Outlook for Saturday: Expect strong northerly winds with average
speed of 50km/hr with momentary gusts to 75km/hr developing later in
the day. Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.

For Nadi / Lautoka / Ba :
Strong northerly winds with average speed of 40km/hr with momentary
gusts to 65km/hr developing later today.
Periods of rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Rain becoming
frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from today.
Outlook for Saturday : Strong northerly winds with average speed of
55km/hr with momentary gusts to 80km/hr. Periods of heavy rain and
squally thunderstorms.

For Rakiraki / Tavua: Strong northerly winds with average speed of
50km/hr with momentary gusts to 75km/hr.
Periods of rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Rain becoming
frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from today.
Outlook for Saturday: Strong northerly winds with average speed of
55km/hr with momentary gusts to 80km/hr.Periods of heavy rain and
squally thunderstorms.

For Labasa :
Strong northerly winds with average speed of 50km/hr with momentary
gusts to 75km/hr.
Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.
Outlook for Saturday : Strong northerly winds with average speed of
55km/hr with momentary gusts to 80km/hr.Periods of heavy rain and
squally thunderstorms.

For Savusavu : Strong northerly winds with average speed of 50km/hr
with momentary gusts to 75km/hr.
Periods of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms.
Outlook for Saturday : Strong northerly winds with average speed of
50km/hr with momentary gusts to 75km/hr.Periods of heavy rain and
squally thunderstorms.

For Rotuma :
Situation: A active trough of low pressure remains slow moving over
Rotuma. Associated cloud and rain affects the island.
Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms.
Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, gusty at times.
Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for Saturday : Rain and thunderstorms continuing.

Marine Weather Bulletin

Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Nadi
at 8:30am on Friday the 6th of April 2018

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA AND MAMANUCA
WATERS, VATU-I-RA PASSAGE AND KADAVU PASSAGE, KORO SEA, NORTHERN
VANUA LEVU AND LAU WATERS.

Situation:
An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain
remains slow moving over Fiji. Meanwhile, a Tropical Disturbance
TD13F[1003HPa] was analysed to the far northwest of Fiji at 6 am
today and is expected to develop into a Tropical Depression by
Saturday and possibly intensify further into a Tropical Cyclone as it
moves towards Fiji and bring about strong to damaging gale force
winds with heavy rain over the group.

Forecast to midnight tonight for Fiji waters:
For Yasawa and Mamanuca Waters, Vatu-i-Ra and Kadavu Passage, Koro
Sea, Northern Vanua Levu and Lau waters:

Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots, gusting to 40 knots .
Rough to very rough seas.
Moderate southeast swells.

Further outlook: Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots, gusting to 45
knots. Rough to very rough seas. Moderate southeast swells.

For the rest of Fiji Waters:
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots.
Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate southeast swells.

Further outlook: Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots, gusting to 40
knots. Rough to very rough seas.