Flash Flood in Fiji on February 10 2018 05:23 AM (UTC).
Torrential rain continued to pound the greater areas of Suva and Nausori since early this morning. The usual scene of flooded roadside drains and waterways in the town and the city during periods of heavy rain was no different today. Members of the public are advised to keep those raincoats, preferably, and umbrellas handy as the weatherman forecasts these periods of heavy rain to continue until later tomorrow. The special weather bulletin number 79 on heavy rain issued from the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) in Nadi today that the heavy rain warning in force for Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti groups, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, was also now in force for the rest of Fiji. The weatherman reports that tropical depression TD08F was analyzed about 67km East-southeast of Labasa or about 20km South-southwest of Taveuni at 2 pm today. The RSMC forecasts TD08F to gradually move Northeast between Vanua Levu and Taveuni with associated rain bands affecting the country until later Sunday. The forecast for Fiji, there will be periods of rain, heavy at times and few squally thunderstorms. Members of the public are also advised that localized heavy falls may lead to flooding of low lying areas. The next special weather bulletin on heavy rain will be issued at around 5.30pm later today.