TROPICAL DISTURBANCE

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A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS CURRENT FOR ALL PROVINCES.
AT 08:00AM THIS MORNING, A TROPICAL DEPRESSION WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1004 HECTOPASCALS WAS LOCATED NEAR 8.1 DEGREES LATITUDE SOUTH AND 165.6 DEGREES LONGITUDE EAST. THIS IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 155 NAUTICAL MILES (287KM) NORTH-NORTHWEST OF SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, TEMOTU PROVINCE.
THE LOW DEPRESSION IS SLOW MOVING TOWARDS SANTA CRUZ ISLAND AND IS STRENGTHENING.
EXPECT WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS (37-55KM/HOUR) GUSTING TO 33 KNOTS (61KM/HOUR) OVER TEMOTU PROVINCE.
EXPECT WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS (27-46KM/HOUR) OVER THE REMAINING PROVINCES.
SEAS WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WITH MODERATE SWELLS (2.5 -3.5M) DEVELOPING OVER MOST WATERS.
EXPECT HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER MOST PROVINCES.
PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AS BAD WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION POSES THREAT TO LIVES AND PROPERTIES.
PLEASE LISTEN TO SIBC AND ALL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR FURTHER UPDATES.
THE NEXT ADVICE WILL BE ISSUED AT 1:00PM THIS AFTERNOON.


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Weather Map produced by Fiji Met Service- RSMC ……Low Depression near Temotu indicated as red capital ” L ” on the Map .

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