Weather watch: Heavy rain batters Lautoka

With one or two tropical cyclones predicted to affect the country this season, the Fiji Meteorological Service has called on communities to remain vigilant and preparedPicture: REINAL CHAND/FILE

HEAVY rain is battering Lautoka City this afternoon with low-lying areas possibly experiencing flash flooding due to this downpour.

The Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) says a trough of low pressure located to the West of Fiji is bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

Occasional rainfall and thunderstorms are expected over most places, with localised heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding of low-lying areas.

Mariners have also been urged to remain cautious as moderate to rough seas are expected.

 

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