19th November 10:20 AM
Heavy rain alert in force for western and northern Viti Levu and a number of other areas
By Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 11/11/2017

A Heavy Rain Alert remains in force for western and northern Viti Levu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Kadavu.

An active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain is approaching the group from the west.

It is expected to start affecting the group from tomorrow.

The Nadi Weather Office says people can expect occasional showers with isolated heavy falls and few thunderstorms over western and northern Viti Levu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and Kadavu.

Showers are expected to increase to rain and become frequent and heavy with squally thunderstorms from tomorrow over these areas as the rain clouds move over the Fiji group.

The other parts of Fiji can expect occasional showers with isolated heavy falls and few thunderstorms.

Acting Director of Meteorology, Viliame Vereivalu says all communities are advised to remain alert as localised heavy rain over short period of time can cause flash flooding in low lying areas and areas prone to flooding.

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