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 13.6S 173.6E or about 395km west-southwest of Rotuma at 6am today. TD02F is currently moving south-southeast at about 06 knots. The associated gale force and strong winds affects Fiji waters. Meanwhile, a moist easterly wind flow prevails over Fiji waters.
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.
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.