Based on current projections, Tropical Cyclone Ruby remains unlikely to have any direct threat over the Fiji Group, however its impacts will be felt as it passes to the far south of the country from Thursday.
When it does, Fiji’s Met Office says typically northerly wind flows dominate over the group, bringing with it humid conditions. heavy rain, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds.
The northern and western parts of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Kadavu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group will mainly be impacted as these are areas exposed to the northerly winds, the weather office said.
“The wider Suva area should also expect some heavy downpour.”
Authorities anticipate events of flash floods and landslides happening in areas of heavy rain and flood-proned areas.
The condition is expected to continue through Sunday, before normalising next Monday.
TC Ruby is expected to exit the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) Area of Responsibility (AoR) to the far south of Fiji by midday tomorrow.