16 Apr 2016

Heavy rain warning for Fiji as tropical disturbance forms

9:16 am on 16 April 2016

A heavy rain warning remains in force for Fiji's Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti groups, eastern half of Viti Levu and Yasawa.

Rain cloud

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A flood alert is now in force for all small streams, creeks and low lying areas adjacent to major rivers within Vanua Levu and the eastern half of Viti Levu.

A heavy rain alert remains in force for the rest of Fiji.

A tropical disturbance associated with a trough of low pressure located to the north of Fiji is gradually moving south towards Fiji.

Associated cloud and rain is expected to affect Fiji till Monday morning.

The Nadi Weather Office said there is a low chance for the system to develop into a tropical cyclone.

It said expect heavy rain and thunderstorms from today until Monday.

Localised heavy rain may lead to flash flooding.