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Fiji Sun - - Nation - ASHNA KUMAR Edited by Naisa Koroi Feed­back: ashna.kumar@fi­jisun.com.fj

The heavy rain and flood warn­ing pre­vi­ously in force for the coun­try has been can­celled, says the Nadi weather of­fice. How­ever, with a trough af­fect­ing the coun­try ex­pected to move over the group Fiji Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vices di­rec­tor, Ravind Kumar, has cau­tioned the pub­lic to re­main vig­i­lant and con­tinue to mon­i­tor the weather. We are only weeks away from the cy­clone sea­son – Novem­ber to April. Many Fi­jians who were se­verely af­fected by the Cat­e­gory 5 cy­clone in Fe­bru­ary are still liv­ing in tents. Mr Kumar said strong wind warn­ings re­main in force for land ar­eas be­cause of an ac­tive trough of low pres­sure and as­so­ci­ated low pres­sure sys­tem af­fect­ing the group.

“As a re­sult of this trough and low pres­sure sys­tem, the coun­try is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing pe­ri­ods of rain, heavy at times,” he said. “The trough is ap­proach­ing the group from the West and is ex­pected to move over Fiji. “We will keep mon­i­tor­ing the weather and the river sys­tem for any lat­est up­date on floods.” He ad­vised the pub­lic to take the weather fore­cast and warn­ings se­ri­ously and keep up­dated with the lat­est weather in­for­ma­tion.

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