29 Nov 2010

Fiji looks like it will be spared worst of storm weather

11:31 am on 29 November 2010

The tropical depression near Fiji is moving away from the group, but gale warnings remain in force for some parts.

A Fiji metservice cyclone forcaster, Misaeli Funaki, says the tropical depression is about 280 kilometres southwest of Nadi.

He says forecasters are expecting it to turn southwestwards away from Fiji.

"There is certain parts of Fiji which we are issuing gale warnings for, but on the present track, if it maintains it, it's going to be moving away from us. We are still issuing gale wind warnings for Kadavu, Vatulele and Beqa. These are the islands to the southern part of Fiji, and that included the Southern Lau on the current track that it's moving on to."