A Tropical Cyclone Alert is now in force for Rotuma, Yasawa Group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and near by Smaller Islands, Northern Viti Levu, Northern Lau and Lomaiviti group.
At 10am today, Tropical Disturbance, TD03F was located near 11 degrees’ south latitude and 168 degrees’ east longitude or about 1010km west of Rotuma and a bout 1160km northwest of Nadi.
TD03 F is moving east -southeast at about 20km/hr . TD03F is expected to intensify into a depression within the next 6 to 12 hours with average winds of 55km/hr. TD03F may further intensify into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 18 to 24 hours.
The disturbance is currently moving east at about 20km/hr and its centre is expe cted to be located about 590km west of Rotuma or about 920km northwest of Nadi at 10pm tonight and about 290km west of Rotuma or about 630 km north – northwest of Nadi at 10am tomorrow.
On its anticipated development and track, the system may bring damaging gale force winds over Rotuma, Yasawa Group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Northern Viti Levu, Northern Lau and Lomaiviti Group in the next 24 to 36 hours.