A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF LAU AND LOMAIVITI GROUP.
A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE FIJI GROUP.
A trough of low pressure lies slow moving over FIji.
Associated cloud and rain affects the group.
Strong winds coinciding with moderate to heavy swells of 2.5 to 3.5 metres over Fiji waters and high tide expected to be more than 2 metres near the coast pose a risk of coastal inundation of low
lying coastal areas.
Forecast to midnight tonight for the Fiji group:
Strong north to northwest winds with an average speed of 55km/hr gusting to 70km/hr with rough to very rough seas over Lau and Lomaiviti group.
Occasional rain, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms with heavy falls over most places.
Isolated heavy falls may lead to localised flooding of low lying areas.
Moderate to fresh north to northwest winds.
Moderate to rough seas.
Moderate to heavy swells.
Outlook for Saturday : Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms over most places.