22nd August 06:35 AM
Expect strong winds and heavy rain from tonight into elections day tomorrow - Nadi Weather Office
By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 13/11/2018

As more than 550,220 registered voters get ready for Voting Day tomorrow, the Nadi Weather Office also advises people to be prepared for strong winds and heavy rain from tonight into tomorrow.

A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain affects the Fiji Group.

A Tropical Disturbance, lies slow moving to the  east of Solomon Islands embedded within the trough, which extends to the west of Fiji. It is expected to gradually move southeast and anticipated to pass over the Fiji Waters on Thursday. 

The effects of heavy rain and strong winds are anticipated to be felt in parts of the country from tonight as the Tropical Disturbance tracks close to the country.

The system is moving  into an unfavorable environment and has a very low chance of  intensifying into a depression or a cyclone.

The Weather Office says a heavy rain warning remains in force for the southern and eastern parts of Viti Levu which include Suva, Nausori, Pacific Harbour, Navua, Sigatoka, the Coral Coast, Korolevu, and Lau, Lomaiviti and Kadavu.

Expect heavy rain with a few thunderstorms from tonight.

A heavy rain alert remains in force for the rest of the Fiji Group.

A strong wind warning is now in force for land areas of the western and southern parts of Viti Levu, southern Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Yasawa and  Mamanuca Group.

The risk of flash flooding and flooding of low lying areas is  elevated from tomorrow until Thursday. 

The Weather Office says all communities living in the flood prone and landslide areas are requested to remain alert as heavy rain is predicted in the coming days.

Members of the public are advised to keep away from flooded drains whilst motorists are  requested to take extreme care when driving in adverse weather conditions.

Keep raincoats and umbrellas handy while going to cast your votes for the general elections tomorrow.

A gradual  clearance from the west is expected from Thursday night and into Friday.

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