STRONG WIND WARNING

A STRONG WIND WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF KADAVU, LAU, LOMAIVITI AND YASAWA GROUPS, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS.

Situation: A weakening trough of low pressure with associated cloud and showers lies slow moving over the Southern parts of Fiji. It is expected to continue to affect southern and eastern parts of Fiji till?tomorrow.

Forecast to?midnight tomorrow?for the Fiji group:

For Kadavu, Lau, Lomaiviti and Yasawa groups, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands:

Strong southeast winds 40 to 50 km/hr. Elsewhere, moderate to fresh southeast winds.

Occasional showers, heavy at times and few thunderstorms over southern and eastern Viti Levu, Lomaiviti and Southern Lau group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands. Showers expected to ease from?tomorrow. Elsewhere, fine apart from possible afternoon or evening showers.

Rough seas.

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY:

Some showers over the interior and eastern parts of the larger islands. Elsewhere, fine. Cool at night.

For Navua / Suva / Nausori :

Occasional showers, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Showers expected to ease from?tomorrow.

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY?: Some showers. Cool at night.

For Nadi / Lautoka / Ba :

Fine apart from possible afternoon or evening showers.

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY?: Fine. Cool at night.

For Labasa :

Fine apart from possible afternoon or evening showers.

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY?: Fine. Cool at night.

 

For Savusavu : Cloudy periods with some showers.

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY?: Some showers. Cool at night.

 

For Rotuma : Some showers.

Moderate east to southeast winds.

 

Outlook for?WEDNESDAY?: Occasional showers.

 

Marine:

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A strong wind warning remains in force for all Fiji waters. A high pressure system to the far south of Fiji directs strong southeasterly winds over Fiji waters. Forecast to?6pm tomorrow?for Fiji Waters : South east wind 2025 knots and up to 30 knots through the passages. Rough to very rough seas. Poor visibility in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms.

 

Further Outlook : South east winds 20-30 knots. Rough to very rough seas.

 

Mariners are advised to take note and be alert on the prevailing situation.

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