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Prepare for more heavy rain and flash flooding

A flood warning remains in force for Rakiraki town, Wailotua river, Ba river, Sigatoka river and the Nadi river. The National Weather Forecasting Centre in Nadi says that Tropical disturbance (TD15F) was located 19.4S 176.9E or about 195 km southwest of Nadi at 9am today. A flood alert remains in force for all low-lying areas, […]

Peni Shute

April 4, 2016 11:10 am

A flood warning remains in force for Rakiraki town, Wailotua river, Ba river, Sigatoka river and the Nadi river.

The National Weather Forecasting Centre in Nadi says that Tropical disturbance (TD15F) was located 19.4S 176.9E or about 195 km southwest of Nadi at 9am today.

A flood alert remains in force for all low-lying areas, Wainibuka river, Wainimala river, Rewa river and Navua river. A strong wind warning remains in force the whole of Fiji group.

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The Sigatoka river is seen to be rising after heavy rainfall experienced around Fiji. (Sigatoka Totoka/Facebook).

The National Weather Forecasting Centre says the system is moving southeast at about 20 km/hr and associated active trough of low pressure remains slow moving over Fiji.

Forecast for the Fiji group, rain will be heavy at times and squally thunderstorms. Localised heavy rain may lead to flash flooding.

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