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Tropical Cyclone “Amos” poses no threat to Fiji

During the early hours of this morning, Tropical Depression TD17F has intensified into a Tropical Cyclone and was named Tropical Cyclone “Amos”. The weather office said at 3.00 am this morning, it was analysed at 12.8S 179.9W or approximately 230km south-southeast of Niulakita(Tuvalu) or 330km north of Cikobia(Fiji). It is moving westwards at around 14km/hr. […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

April 21, 2016 9:20 am

During the early hours of this morning, Tropical Depression TD17F has intensified into a Tropical Cyclone and was named Tropical Cyclone “Amos”.

The weather office said at 3.00 am this morning, it was analysed at 12.8S 179.9W or approximately 230km south-southeast of Niulakita(Tuvalu) or 330km north of Cikobia(Fiji). It is moving westwards at around 14km/hr. As indicated on the attached map, it will turn and move.

The current location of TC Amos (FMS).
The current location of TC Amos (FMS).

Tropical Cyclone Amos is moving westwards at around 14km/hr. As indicated on the attached map, it will turn and move South-East and is likely to pass in between Wallis and Samoa and this is likely to occur during the weekend

It poses no direct threat to Fiji.

Thee track of TC Amos (FMS).
Thee track of TC Amos (FMS).

The tropical depression which lies northwest of Wallis and Futuna and approximately 440 km to the northeast of Udu Point poses no threat for Fiji.

The Nadi Weather Office said tropical depression TD17F which moved over the Fiji group last Sunday which caused flooding in Vanua Levu and along the upper catchment of the Rewa river is still persistent to the far North-East of Fiji and poses no threat for Fiji.

The tropical depression
TD17F has over the last few days followed a peculiar track(track with red arrows showing its movement attached) but it’s not a threat for Fiji. (FMS)

This system has a High probability of developing into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 24 to 36 hours and keeping to its peculiar nature it will turn once again(towards the north) and approach Samoa from the northwest.

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The Weather office said TD17F will first turn northwards and then southeastwards and head towards Samoa, Fiji is on the clear.

This is likely to occur over the weekend.

Southeast trade winds prevail over Fiji today with showers towards the windward side of the islands.

Moderate southeast winds, strong over parts of Vanua Levu, Taveuni and the nearby smaller islands, Lau, and Lomaiviti group.

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