A trough of low pressure approaching Fiji from the north is expected to bring heavy rain to the country from tomorrow until Friday, the country’s weather office says.
Fiji Meteorological Service says areas under heavy rain alert, including Yasawa Group, Mamanuca Group, Western Viti Levu, and others, may experience flooding and poor visibility for motorists.
At the same time, a high-pressure system is causing strong southeast winds, with a Strong Wind Warning in place for various land areas and Fiji Waters. including Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Ra-Rakiraki, Sigatoka-Korolevu, Coastal Serua-Namosi, Taveuni-Qamea, Bua Province, Eastern Macuata Province, Cakaudrove Province, Cikobia-Qelelevu, Beqa, Vatulele, Kadavu, Lau Group, and Lomaiviti Group.
These winds can cause damage to trees, crops, and weak structures.
Across Fiji waters, southeast winds of 20 to 25 knots, gusting up to 30 knots, are expected. The seas will be rough to very rough. The winds are anticipated to gradually weaken both over land and the ocean starting tomorrow.
Starting from Saturday, a low-pressure system southwest of Fiji may generate heavy swells and coastal inundation in southern areas of the country.
The Fiji Meteorological Service says it will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.