TD07F and TC Ana weaken but heavy rain, gale wind warnings remain

TD07F and Tropical Cyclone Ana have weakened to a low-pressure system and a category two system respectively, but Fiji remains on tropical cyclone warning.

The combined impact of the two systems means heavy rain and strong winds will be felt across Fiji over the next few days until they dissipate.

Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding of low lying areas as well as coastal areas and winds are strong enough to damage weak structures, crops and vegetation.

As such gale warning remains in force for the eastern Viti Levu, western half of Vanua Levu, Kadavu, nearby small islands, Beqa, Lomaiviti, Moala, Vatoa and On-I-Lau. A strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of Fiji. A heavy rain warning is still in force for the whole of Fiji.

TD07F is expected to dissipate later today while TC Ana is likely to weaken further to a category one system tomorrow than become a low-pressure system on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the number of evacuation centres and its occupants have increased by 110 and 2,647 respectively in less than 12 hours.

Around the afternoon of Sunday 31 January, numbers stood at 204 evacuation centres and 7612 evacuees. This morning, numbers had gone up to 318 and 10,259 respectively.

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