A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE FIJI GROUP. 

A GALE WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR YASAWA AND MAMANUCA GROUP, VANUA LEVU, TAVEUNI AND NEARBY
SMALLER ISLANDS AND IS NOW IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF THE FIJI GROUP.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE WHOLE FIJI GROUP.

A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS, SMALL STREAMS NEXT TO AND AREAS ADJACENT TO
AND DOWNSTREAM OF QAWA RIVER IN VANUA LEVU, NAKAUVADRA AND PENANG RIVERS IN RAKIRAKI,NASIVI RIVER
IN TAVUA, MATUWALU AND VITOGO RIVERS IN LAUTOKA, ELEVUKA CREEK, NAVALA AND BA RIVER IN BA, SEMO RIVER
IN SIGATOKA AND IS NOW IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND AREAS ADJACENT TO AND DOWNSTREAMS OF WAINIMALA,
WAINIBUKA, WAIMANU AND WAINDINA RIVERS.

A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS NEXT TO AND DOWNSTREAM
OF KEIYASI, SIGATOKA, NADI AND NAVUA RIVERS AND IS NOW IN FORCE FOR REWA RIVER.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS ADJACENT TO MAJOR RIVERS
OF VANUALEVU AND VITI LEVU.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05F [996HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 15.8 SOUTH 172.8E AT 5PM TODAY BETWEEN FIJI AND VANUATU
OR ABOUT 550KM WEST-NORTHWEST OF NADI AT 3PM TODAY.
TD05F IS CURRENTLY MOVING EAST AT ABOUT 16KM/HR AND IS EXPECTED TO TRACK SOUTHEAST TOWARDS FIJI
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
TD05F HAS A VERY HIGH POTENTIAL TO INTENSIFY INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
THE ASSOCIATED ACTIVE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND CONVERGENCE ZONE AFFECTS THE FIJI GROUP
WITH ACTIVE RAINBANDS AND STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS.

FOR THE FIJI GROUP:
FRESH TO STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGE SPEED OF 55KM/HR GUSTING TO 80 KM/HR.
WINDS MAY FURTHER INCREASE TO DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS WITH
AVERAGE SPEED OF 65KM/HR AND MOMENTARY GUSTS OF UP TO 90KM/HR FROM TONIGHT.
IMPACTS WILL BE MINOR DAMAGES TO WEAK STRUCTURES, MINOR DAMAGES TO HOUSES OF VERY LIGHT MATERIALS IN EXPOSED COMMUNITIES,
DAMAGES TO CROPS AND VEGETATION WITH TREES TILTING DUE TO GALES.
PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS.
THIS WILL BRING FLOODING OF ROADS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COMMUNITIES NEAR STREAMS, RIVERS AND LOW LYING AREAS.
EXPECT MODERATE SWELLS AND BREAKING WAVES REACHING THE COASTAL AREAS THAT MAY CAUSE POSSIBLE
COASTAL INUNDATION AND SEA FLOODING ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE.
POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.

The following information is provided especially for the mariners:
A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE OVER NORTHERN VANUA LEVU, YASAWA AND MAMANUCA WATERS
AND IS NOW IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF FIJI WATERS.
EXPECT NORTHERLY WINDS UP TO 35 KNOTS GUSTING TO 50 KNOTS.
THIS WILL BRING HIGH SEAS WITH HIGH RISK OF SEA TRAVEL FOR MARINERS.

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