Weekly Weather Summary

Generally fine weather was experienced over the west this past week with very little rain to report. Isolated showers about the maritime region and the windward coasts of the larger islands were due to series of cloud bands associated with jet stream. This lead to a weekly accumulation of 68mm in Monasavu with the 30mm recorded on 11th of August the highest 24 hour accumulation. A slow moving high pressure over the Tasman Sea brought in fresh to strong southeast winds over the region.

The prolonged dry spell over the western division seems to continue with mostly sunny skies and strengthening southeast tradewinds expected over the coming week. Expect mild days and cool nights with no sign of any significant rain system affecting the west of Fiji for the foreseeable future.

24 hour Rainfall Accumulations* (mm)

LOCATION 6th August 7th August 8th August 9th August 10th August 11th August 12th August
Penang Mill NIL NIL NIL NIL TRC NIL 3
Vatukoula U/S N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R U/S
Ba NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Lautoka NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Nadi Airport NIL NIL NIL NIL TRC NIL NIL
Monasavu NIL 5 12 5 16 30 N/R
Nacocolevu NIL NIL TRC 4 4 NIL NIL
Fijian Resort NIL N/R U/S N/R U/S NIL NIL

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.