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Sulphur Dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased overnight which could result in acidic rainfall over Fiji

Sulphur Dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased overnight which could result in acidic rainfall over Fiji

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 17/01/2022
[Image: File Photo]

The Department of Environment has continually monitored the air quality in Fiji following the volcanic eruption in Tonga over the weekend.

They say based on the satellite image data, the Department confirms that the Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) concentration in the atmosphere has increased overnight which could result in acidic rainfall over the Fiji group.

They further say as previously advised, the Department of Environment is requesting that members of the public to cover all household water tanks and stay indoors in the event of rain due to the risk of acid rain.




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