Centre of TC Ana passes Viti Levu however expect destructive winds going into tonight

Centre of TC Ana passes Viti Levu however expect destructive winds going into tonight

By Vijay Narayan , Naveel Krishant
Sunday 31/01/2021

The centre of TC Ana has passed Viti Levu and is currently between the waters of Kadavu and Viti Levu however expect destructive winds to affect Viti Levu, Northern Vanua Levu and Kadavu.

For people living in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, this will be the direct effects from the second part of Cyclone Ana.

The Acting Director for the Nadi Weather Office, Terry Atalifo says the warnings remain the same and people can still expect heavy rain, damaging to destructive winds and flooding for tonight and tomorrow.

The centre of TC Ana was located 100 kilometres North of Kadavu at midday today.

We are receiving reports that Kadavu is already feeling the effects of TC Ana.

Ana is moving South South East at about 11km per hour.

We have been receiving reports of heavy flooding in many areas in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Many people have also been experiencing strong to damaging and then to destructive winds which has even brought down trees, power poles and weak structures.

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Please stay safe and stay with us for updates.

The Category 2 destructive winds being experienced will continue for the most part of tonight as the system has moved slowly from last night to today bringing torrential rain, damaging to destructive winds.

If you are living in Viti Levu, Northern parts of Vanua Levu which include areas from Labasa, Seaqaqa and Savusavu, Kadavu, Beqa, Lomaiviti Group and Moala, there is a storm warning in place for you which means you will face destructive winds that has the potential to cause significant damage to trees, damage weak structures and houses and heavy damage to crops, disrupt electrical power distribution and communication services.

The Weather Office says the wind is expected to intensify as the system continues to move over Viti Levu.

The whole of Fiji will continue to experience damaging winds.

You will experience damaging winds a few hours before and after the centre of Cyclone Ana passes overhead or nearby.

A tropical cyclone warning remains in place for Fiji.

The Nadi Weather Office says people can expect winds of up to 95 kilometres per hour with momentary gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

There is also a heavy rain warning for the whole of Fiji.

There is an increased risk of landslides, flash flooding of low lying areas and flooding of streams and rivers as the ground is already saturated.

A flash flood warning remains in force for all low lying areas and small streams near major rivers of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Stay safe and do not go outdoors.

You can also contact Police on 917, the National Fire Authority on 910, Energy Fiji Limited on 913, Water Authority on 5777 and FRA on 5720.

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