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Weather Bulletin

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND

NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS , NORTHERN LAU GROUP, LOMAIVITI GROUP, VITI

LEVU, YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP.

For more information, refer to the latest Special Weather Bulletin on

Heavy Rain issued by the National Weather Forecasting Centre, Nadi at

www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20014.txt

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS, DOWNSTREAM AND

ADJACENT TO WAIMANU RIVER. For more information, refer to the latest

Special Weather Bulletin on Flood issued by the National Weather

Forecasting Centre, Nadi at www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/20016.txt

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

remains slow moving over the northern parts of the group. It is

expected to intensify and gradually affect most parts of the group

from midday today.

Forecast to midnight tonight for the Fiji group:

For Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Nearby smaller Islands, Northern Lau

Group, Lomaiviti group, eastern half of Viti Levu, Yasawa and

Mamanuca group:

Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

For the rest of Viti Levu:

Occasional showers. Showers increasing to rain and becoming frequent

and heavy with squally thunderstorms from midday today.

For the Rest of Fiji:

Cloudy periods with some showers. Showers increasing to rain with

isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms from tomorrow.

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

Moderate to fresh northerly to easterly winds, gusty at times.

Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for Friday : Periods of rain, heavy at times and few

squally thunderstorms over most places. Winds possibly increasing to

strong over the southern parts of the group.

For Navua / Suva / Nausori :

Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Periods of rain, heavy at times and few

squally thunderstorms.

For Sigatoka / Coral Coast:

Occasional showers. Showers increasing to rain and becoming frequent

and heavy with squally thunderstorms from midday today.

Outlook for Friday: Periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally

thunderstorms.

For Nadi / Lautoka / Ba :

Occasional showers. Showers increasing to rain and becoming frequent

and heavy with squally thunderstorms from midday today.

Outlook for Friday : Periods of rain, heavy at times and few

squally thunderstorms.

For Tavua / Rakiraki:

Occasional showers. Showers increasing to rain and becoming frequent

and heavy with squally thunderstorms from midday today.

Outlook for Friday: Periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally

thunderstorms.

For Labasa :

Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Periods of rain, heavy at times and few

squally thunderstorms.

For Savusavu : Periods of rain, heavy at times and squally

thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday : Periods of rain, heavy at times and few

squally thunderstorms.

For Rotuma :

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

remains slow moving over Rotuma.

Periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally thunderstorms .

Moderate to fresh northerly winds.

Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for Friday : Occasional showers and few thunderstorms.

Marine Weather Bulletin

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR SOUTHWEST VITI LEVU

WATERS, KADAVU AND VATU-I-RA PASSAGES, SOUTHERN KORO SEA AND SOUTHERN

LAU WATERS

Situation:

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

moving over the northern parts of the group. It is expected to

intensify and gradually affect most parts of the group from midday

today.

Forecast to 6am tomorrow for Fiji waters:

For Southwest Viti Levu Waters, Kadavu and Vatu-i-Ra Passages,

southern Koro Sea and Southern Lau Waters:

Easterly winds 20 to 25 knots.

Rough seas.

Moderate southeast swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Further outlook: Easterly winds 20 to 25 knots. Rough seas. Moderate

southeasterly swells.

For the rest of Fiji waters:

Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots.

Moderate to rough seas.

Moderate southeast swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms.

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

seas. Moderate southeasterly swells.