August, exceptionally dry: Fiji Met

August 2018 was exceptionally dry with well below average rainfall registered across the country. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI MET

THE past month was exceptionally dry with well-below average rainfall registered across the country.

According to the Fiji Meteorological Service in Nadi, there was no rainfall at all recorded at Lautoka Mill, Rarawai Mill, Tavua, Yaqara and Labasa Airport during the month of August, 2018.

Nadi Airport, Penang Mill, Keiyasi, Viwa, Yasawa-i-Rara, Seaqaqa, Nabouwalu, Matei Airfield, Lakeba and Vanuabalavu recorded less than 10mm of total monthly rainfall.

Navua recorded the highest with 48mm while the capital recorded 13mm of rainfall for the month of August.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure to the north of Fiji is expected to gradually move South and affect the country from the afternoon.

It is expected to affect the group till Friday.

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