An active trough of low pressure lies just to the northeast of the country.

Cloud and rain is expected to affect the eastern parts of the Group from later today.

A southeast wind flow prevails over the Group.

For Lau and Lomaiviti group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, eastern part and interior of Viti Levu:

Expect cloudy periods with some showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy falls especially in the afternoon or evening.

Showers possibly increasing to rain and becoming heavy from later today.

Elsewhere, expect fine weather apart from afternoon or evening showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy falls.

Isolated heavy falls may lead to localised flooding of low lying areas.

In anticipation of this;

A “Heavy Rain Alert” remains in force for Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, the eastern part and interior of Viti Levu

A “Strong Wind Warning” remains in force for Rotuma Waters and land areas

A “Strong Wind Warning” remains in force for Lau and Lomaiviti waters, Koro Sea and Kadavu Passage.

For Lau and Lomaiviti waters, Koro Sea and Kadavu Passage: Mariners can expect southerly winds 20 to 25 knots with rough seas and moderate southeast swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms which may produce hazardous conditions for operators of small crafts.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.

For the rest of Fiji Waters: Expect southerly winds 15 to 20 knots with moderate to rough seas and moderate southeast swells.

Poor visibility in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms.

For more details and the latest on weather, please contact the National Weather Forecasting Centre on 6736006, 9905376 or visit the Fiji Meteorological Service’s website, www.met.gov.fj.

You can also visit the Fiji Meteorological Service official Facebook page for latest updates

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