A cloudy and humid week was experienced over the west this past week while it brought good news for the farmers. The predominant feature was a cloud band associated with a tropical low over the Coral Sea which resulted in thundery showers as it slowly slipped southeast passing between Southern Vanuatu and New Caledonia. These two lows were responsible for the heavy falls with thunderstorms on Sunday.
Nacocolevu reported a weekly accumulation of 88mm while the highest 24 hour accumulation was 70mm for Lautoka on 11th January. Other rainfall stations also reported accumulation.
Rather an unsettled weekend ahead as a SPCZ cloud band moves over the region with a low developing to the west. More good rain is expected over Fiji this weekend as the SPCZ moves over Fiji.
24 hour Rainfall Accumulations* (mm)
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.