A DAMAGING HEAVY SWELL WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS OF KADAVU, BEQA, VATULELE, SOUTHERN LAU GROUP, MAMANUCA GROUP, SOUTHERN AND WESTERN VITI LEVU. A HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE FIJI GROUP. A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LAND AREAS OF FIJI A high pressure system together with a low pressure system to the far southwest of Fiji generates and directs moderate to heavy southerly swells towards the group. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure with an embedded low pressure system lies slow moving over the group. Associated cloud and rain with squally thunderstorm,strong and gusty winds are expected to affect the country till later today. Forecast to midnight tomorrow for the Fiji group: Strong southeast to northerly winds with average speeds of 40km/hr with momentary gusts to 55km/hr. Winds easing to moderate to fresh and becoming predominantly southeasterly from later today. For eastern Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group, Southern Vanua Levu: Periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally thunderstorms. For the rest of Fiji: Occasional rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas. Rain easing from the west from later today. Sea flooding during high tides expected over low lying coastal areas of Kadavu, Beqa, Vatulele, Southern Lau group, Mamanuca group, southern and western Viti Levu. Rough to very rough seas. Outlook for Wednesday : Cloudy periods with few showers over the eastern parts and interior of larger islands. Elsewhere, fine apart from possible afternoon of evening showers. Cool at night.