4 March, 2021, 1:53 am Central - 23°C Clouds

Flood alert in place for parts of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu

Flood alert in place for parts of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 26/01/2021
[image: Fiji Met]

If you are living in low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and streams from Serua to Togalevu in Viti Levu, and Vanua Levu and surrounding areas, please be prepared as there is a flood alert for your areas.

The Nadi Weather Office says an associated trough of low pressure lies slow moving over Fiji with cloud and rain bands affecting most parts of the country till Friday.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group.

The next high tide is at 4.42pm today.

A number of low-pressure systems are being analysed by the Weather Office.

The most significant low-pressure system is TD04F, located just North West of New Caledonia.

A second low-pressure system was analysed West of Nadi.

The Weather Office says the environment is favourable for tropical cyclone formation in our region, but the lows analysed over this area are currently not so well organised, therefore the potential for them to develop into a tropical cyclone over the next 24 to 48 hours is low.

However, there is high potential for one of these low-pressure systems to move South over waters between Vanuatu and Fiji and develop into a tropical cyclone from Thursday onwards.

Stay with us for the latest on weather developments. 

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