STC Harold: Hurricane warning for Kadavu, Ono-i-Lau

Tropical Cyclone Harold track map. PICTURE: FIJI MET/SUPPLIED

A hurricane warning is now in force for Kadavu and Ono-i-Lau.

The warning was issued by the Nadi Meteorological Service this afternoon as Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold gets closer to the Fiji Group.

According to the weather office, a storm warning remained in force for Vatulele and was now also in force for southern parts of Viti Levu (from Momi through to Pacific Harbour), Beqa and the Moala Group.

A gale warning remains in force for the rest of Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Lomaiviti Group and the rest of Southern Lau Group, including Lakeba and Cicia.

A strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of Fiji together with a heavy rain warning in force for the Fiji group.

The weather office says localised heavy rain may lead to flash flooding of low lying areas, and sea flooding of low lying coastal areas could be expected during high tides.

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