Special Weather Bulletin Number SEVENTEEN FOR FLOOD ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 09.00am on Friday the 28th of February 2014

FLOOD WARNING

 

THE FLOOD WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR WAINIMALA, WAINIBUKA AND WAIDINA RIVER IS NOW CANCELLED.

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS ADJACENT TO AND DOWNSTREAM OF NAVOLAU STATION.

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR WAIMANU RIVER.

 

 

THE FLOOD WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR NAVUA RIVER IS NOW CANCELLED. A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS ADJACENT TO AND DOWNSTREAM OF WAIBOGI STATION TO SABATA STATION.

SITUATION: TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15F CENTRE WAS LOCATED ABOUT 100KM NORTH OF LABASA AT 8AM TODAY. IT IS MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 12 KM/HR. ASSOCIATED ACTIVE CLOUD AND RAIN BANDS CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE GROUP.

River Levels at 8:00AM TODAY:

NAVUA BRIDGE STATION: 1.3m

NAVUA WARNING LEVEL: 2.5m

NAVUA ALERT LEVEL: 2.0m

SABATA STATION: 7.8m AND INCREASING.

SABATA WARNING LEVEL: 8.0m

SABATA ALERT LEVEL: 6.0m

WAIMANU STATION: 4.2m and decreasing.

WAIMANU WARNING LEVEL 5.0m

WAIMANU ALERT LEVEL?? 4.0m

NABUKALUKA STATION: BELOW 4.0m and decreasing NABUKALUKA WARNING LEVEL 5.0m

NABUKALUKA ALERT LEVEL?? 4.0m

WAIBOGI STATION: 4.5m.

WAIBOGI WARNING LEVEL 5.0m

WAIBOGI ALERT LEVEL?? 3.0m

NAVOLAU STATION: 7.2m and decreasing

NAVOLAU WARNING LEVEL 8.0m

NAVOLAU ALERT LEVEL?? 6.0m

Next High Tide: At 5.30pm today Height 1.9m Low Tide: At 11.00am today Height 0.2m

FLOOD WARNINGS MAYBE REINSTATED SHOULD THE RAINFALL INTENSIFY AND THE RIVER LEVELS RISE TO CRITICAL HEIGHTS.

THE NEXT SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN ON FLOOD WARNING WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 12 NOON TODAY OR EARLIER.