Weather watch: Strong wind warning in force for maritime land areas

The satellite weather map for today provided by the weather office in Nadi. Picture: SUPPLIED

A STRONG wind warning is in force for all land areas of the Lau and Lomaiviti groups, including Kadavu and nearby islands.

According to the Fiji Meteorological Services, a trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain lies to the west of Fiji.

“The trough of low pressure is expected to approach and affect the group from later tonight,” FMS stated in its latest update.

The forecast to midnight tomorrow states that fresh to strong easterly winds with speeds of 45km/hr to 55km/hr gusting to 65km/hr over Lau and Lomaiviti, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.

Cloudy periods with some showers over the eastern parts and interior of the larger islands were expected today.

 

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