Weekly Weather Summary

This week fine sunny weather prevailed over the majority of the rainfall stations monitored with just a few brief and very isolated afternoon showers in the interior with falls of 10 to 15mm. Coastal regions remained mostly dry. Humidity levels are dropping now as we move towards the cooler and drier winter season meaning evaporation levels are increasing also.

Some bright news for the farmers as some significant rain is expected by the end of the week. Clouds associated with low pressure system are currently over New Caledonia and are expected to move over Fiji on Friday and continue over the weekend. Accumulations of 30 to 50mm can be expected before the rain clears away late on Sunday.

24 hour Rainfall Accumulations* (mm)

LOCATION 7th May 8th May 9th May 10th May 11th May 12th May 13th May
Penang Mill NIL NIL N/R N/R 2 NIL 1
Vatukoula U/S NIL U/S U/S NIL NIL U/S
Ba N/R NIL N/R N/R NIL NIL NIL
Lautoka NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Nadi Airport NIL NIL NIL NIL 4 NIL NIL
Monasavu 7 NIL 6 2 11 NIL 16
Nacocolevu NIL 10 N/R N/R NIL NIL NIL
Fijian Resort NIL NIL N/R U/S 8 NIL U/S

SOURCE: Fiji Meteorological Service

TRC – Rainfall Under 1mm | U/S – Raingauge Unserviceable | N/R – No Report

* – Unless otherwise indicated rainfall is for the 24 hour period ending at 9am on the dates shown.