PUBLIC URGED TO TAKE CAUTION DURING LOW DEPRESSION

The DISMAC Office at the Ministry of Provincial Development is urging members of the public to take caution during this period of low depression.

The weather office has advised that a Damaging Heavy Swell Warning remains in force for the low lying coastal areas of Southern and Western Viti-Levu [from Korovou to Suva to Sigatoka to Nadi], Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lomaiviti, Southern Lau, Yasawa and Mamanuca group. This includes the local waters of Yasawa and Mamanuca, Southwest Viti Levu and Southern Lau, Koro Sea and Kadavu and Vatu-I-Ra passages.

The weather office has also advised that an intense high pressure system to the far southwest of Fiji is slowly moving eastwards. It is expected to direct heavy southerly swells over Fiji by?tomorrow.? Damaging heavy swells may lead to sea flooding of low lying coastal areas of Southern and Western Viti-Levu [Korovou to Suva to Sigatoka to Nadi], Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lomaiviti, Southern Lau and Yasawa and Mamanuca group.

The DISMAC office has advised those living in flood prone areas to take extra caution and to ensure that all necessary preparations are made in case of evacuations.

The public has been advised to closely monitor the situation during this period.

MINFO