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Weatherman says no cyclone yet

The chances of a cyclone developing in the next day or two is low, the Fiji Meteorological Service said today. Tropical Disturbance 09F does not pose a direct threat to Fiji and will pass west of the country later in the week, Director of Metereology, Ravin Kumar said in a media statement. Over the last 24 hours, the […]

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February 9, 2016 1:48 pm

The chances of a cyclone developing in the next day or two is low, the Fiji Meteorological Service said today.

The chances of TD09F turning in a cyclone is low to moderate Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service
The chances of TD09F turning in a cyclone is low to moderate Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service

Tropical Disturbance 09F does not pose a direct threat to Fiji and will pass west of the country later in the week, Director of Metereology, Ravin Kumar said in a media statement.

Over the last 24 hours, the systems has moved westward, but anticipated to track southwards and gradually intensify. At this stage, the chance of developing into a category 1 cyclone in next 24 to 48 hours is low to moderate.
However, associated rain and strong gusty winds are expected to spread over the country from later Thursday through the weekend.

However, a strong wind warning is now in force for Rotuma waters and moderate to fresh northwest winds can be expected over land areas.

Kumar said people should remain prepared at all times, keep updated with weather bulletins, and take warnings seriously.

For Fiji, Cloud cover is expected to increase and rain to develop from the north over most places by Thursday with strong and gusty northerly winds spreading over Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

The weather office said we should expect heavy rain and consequential flash flooding of low lying areas.

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