A weak low was located west of Vanuatu this morning and is not expected to develop further.
Meanwhile, a tropical disturbance (TD06F) was located just north-northeast of Samoa this morning, and is expected to drift southwest between Fiji and Tonga over the next few days.
There is a low risk that the system will develop into a tropical cyclone over the next three days.
TD06F is anticipated to track southwest onto the Fiji Group and bring strong winds and rain over the Group.
The anticipated weather is expected especially over the eastern and southern parts of Fiji from later tomorrow and gradually spreading to the rest of the Group till Sunday.
Fine weather apart from brief showers is expected over the eastern parts and interior of the larger islands. Isolated afternoon or evening thunderstorms with heavy falls is also expected over these areas.
Elsewhere, fine weather apart from afternoon or evening showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy falls. Localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas.
In anticipation of this,
A “Flood Warning” remains in force for low lying areas, areas adjacent to and downstream of Naqali Station; and
A “Flood Alert” remains in force for all low lying areas adjacent to and downstream of Navolau Station Korovou Station and in the Rewa Catchment.
For Fiji waters: Mariners can expect easterly winds 15 to 20 knots with moderate to rough seas and moderate southerly swells. Poor visibility in areas of 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.