16 Jan 2008

Vanuatu facing heavy rain and possible cyclone

2:35 pm on 16 January 2008

Heavy rainfall is expected throughout the Vanuatu group today and continuing tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a strong wind warning for all open waters of the Vanuatu group with rough to very rough seas.

A depression is about 300 kilometres west of Santo with a potential to become a tropical cyclone within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Flooding is expected over low lying areas.