14 Dec 2016

Fiji warned about heavy rain

8:43 pm on 14 December 2016

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of Fiji as the country is in the grips of a tropical disturbance.

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Photo: Fiji Meteorological Service

The weather system has been to the north of Viti Levu.

According to the Fiji Met Service the low is gradually deepening and expected to become a tropical depression later today before moving southeast towards the Fiji Group from later tomorrow.

At this stage, it has a moderate chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over Fiji waters.

People in Fiji have to expect periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms over most places.

There is also the risk of flooding.