Tropical Depression TD06F was analysed to the east of Lau Group and is moving eastwards further away from Fiji.
A trough of low pressure associated with TD06F affects the Group.
Meanwhile, another low-pressure system is anticipated to develop to the far northwest of the Group, move southeast wards and affect the country from Sunday.
This low-pressure system, when it develops has the potential to intensify further into a tropical depression.
For Lau and Lomaiviti group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, eastern parts and interior of Viti Levu:
Expect occasional showers, becoming frequent and heavy with thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.
Periods of rain, heavy at times with squally thunderstorms is expected over these areas from Sunday.
Elsewhere, Expect 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. Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms expected elsewhere from Sunday.
In anticipation of this;
A “Strong Wind Warning” remains in force for Rotuma Waters and land areas.
A “Heavy Rain Alert” remains in force for Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, the eastern part and interior of Viti Levu.
A “Flood Alert” remains in force for low lying areas, areas adjacent to small streams and downstream of major rivers in the Rewa Catchment.
For Fiji waters: Mariners can expect east to southeast 15 to 20 knots with moderate to rough seas and moderate southeast swells.
Poor visibility in areas of heavy showers and thunderstorm.
Some parts of the country have been experiencing rain which is expected to continue.
The rains so far have saturated the ground and with more rain predicted in the next few days, there’s risk of flash flooding and flooding of low lying areas.
Be alert especially during the high tides as this may elevate the risk of flooding.
All communities living in flood prone and landslide areas are requested to keep away from the flooded drains, streams and rivers whilst motorists are requested to take extreme care when driving in adverse weather conditions.
The Fiji Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation closely. Members of the public are advised to remain updated with the latest weather information and take alerts and warnings seriously.