30 Jan 2012

More weather warnings for Fiji

6:45 am on 30 January 2012

A flash flood warning is in place for low lying areas in parts of Fiji including the Northern Lau group.

Six people died, and millions of dollars of damage was caused in floods last week, in the west of the main island of Viti Levu.

Forecasters say a trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain remains slow moving over the Northern parts of Fiji, and flash flooding of low lying areas is possible.

Fiji Village reports the weather office is monitoring a tropical depression to the East of Vanuatu which is expected to move East South East towards Fiji by tomorrow.

By Wednesday this tropical Depression may develop into a Tropical Cyclone.

Occasional heavy rainfall and gale force winds is expected in the Western part of Fiji and other areas from Tuesday.