9 Aug 2016

Rain in Fiji set to start easing

2:36 pm on 9 August 2016

The Fiji Met Office says two days of rain should start to ease from tonight and into tomorrow.

The director of meteorology Arvind Kumar said a trough of low pressure has been affecting Fiji since Saturday bringing substantial rain initially to the Western Division and then the rest of the country, over the past two days.

He said the ground is saturated in many places and some flood warnings have been issued as streams start to rise, particularly around Rakiraki and surrounding towns but the system is now easing.

"The big trough is now weakening and we saw some signs of breaks coming in the west. And we expect the rain to ease from tomorrow. And the situation to become much more improved as we go into tonight and tomorrow."