The centre of TC Ana now located between the coast of Suva and Navua
Destructive winds to continue - Atalifo

The centre of TC Ana now located between the coast of Suva and Navua

Destructive winds to continue - Atalifo

By Vijay Narayan , Shanil Singh
Sunday 31/01/2021
Photo: met.gov.fj

The centre of TC Ana is currently between the coast of Suva and Navua as it continues to move towards Kadavu.

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

The centre of TC Ana was located 70km North-Northwest of Suva this morning.

It is moving South-Southeast at about 13km 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.

Please stay safe and stay with us for updates.

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

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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 today.

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.

TC Ana was located about 70 kilometres North North West of Suva.


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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