Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tomas fizzling out in Viti Levu
Rajendra Prasad, the director of the Nadi Weather Office, said a short time ago that the gale warning for Viti Levu is now lifted and only a strong wind warning remains in place.
He said Viti Levu has been given the all clear in terms of any damaging winds but the Category Four storm was fizzling out.
However, Vanua Levu and parts of Northern Lau are still experiencing damaging winds, whgich could change by midnight tonight.
Tomas is currently located in the Lau Group and is moving towards Ono-i-Lau.
A hurricane warning remains in force for Moala, Matuku, Totoya, Kabara, Ono-i-Lau and nearby smaller islands.
The centre of the cyclone was located about 240 kilometers North North West of Ono-i-Lau or 235 kilometers East South East of Suva at 1pm today.
It is now moving at 20 kilometers per hour.
Authorities are still warning people need to be mindful of high and very rough seas which could result in flooding of coastal areas.