November 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Fiji’s Nadi Weather Office has confirmed that a tropical disturbance moving slowly towards Fiji could turn into a tropical cyclone.

Director Fiji Meteorology Alipate Waqaicelua said the trough of low pressure, which is moving slowly from north east to North West of the Fiji Group could turn into a cyclone and is expected to affect the Fiji Group within 24 to 48 hours

“We have experienced the changes in weather patterns from what we have gone through for the last six months, but yes that is what was expected,” Waqaicelua said.

The public is requested to take heed of these tropical disturbance alerts and to prepare well by taking precautionary measures.

The acting Permanent Secretary for Provincial Development and Disaster Management, Filipe Alivereti was in meetings with Commissioners from the four divisions and has advised them of the impending weather situation.

The NDMO office is on alert and is awaiting further advise from Fiji Meteorological office.



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