A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF YASAWA GROUP, KADAVU AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS, VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY SMALLER ISLANDS, NORTHERN PARTS OF VITI LEVU, CORAL COAST TO PACIFIC HARBOR AND LAU AND LOMAIVITI GROUP.
Situation : Tropical Depression TD02F [998hpa] was located near 14.8S 173.0E or about 510km west-southwest of Rotuma at 12pm today. TD02F is currently moving west-southwest at about 13 knots. Associated moist easterly wind flow prevails over the group.
Forecast to midnight tomorrow for the Fiji group: For Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Northeast Viti Levu, Coral coast to Pacific Harbour, the Lau and Lomaviti group: Fresh to strong easterly winds with average speed upto 45km/hr gusting upto 55km/hr.
Winds are expected to ease to moderate to fresh tonight. However, winds may increase to fresh to strong by later Tuesday.
Elsewhere, moderate to fresh easterly winds, gusty at times. Rough seas. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms over Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Eastern half of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and the Northern Lau group.
Elsewhere, fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms. Isolated heavy falls likely.
Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms over Yasawa and Mamanuca group, eastern half of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands and the Northern Lau group Cloudy periods with isolated afternoon evening thunderstorms elsewhere. Isolated heavy falls likely.
Winds increasing to fresh to strong by later Tuesday.