Tropical Depression TD12F now lies just to the north of Rotuma and is gradually moving east southeast.
TD12F has a low to moderate potential to become a tropical cyclone.
Cloud and showers associated with the trough of low pressure are expected to drift south and affect the northern parts of the group from later today. Forecast to midnight tomorrow for the Fiji group.
Southeast winds with average speed of upto 50 km/hr over the western parts of Vanua Levu. Moderate to fresh southeast winds elsewhere. Winds gusty at times.
Rotuma to expect strong winds with speeds upto 55 km/hr gradually easing. Very rough seas with damaging southerly swells. Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Sea flooding of low lying coastal areas expected. Tropical depression TD12F centre was located near 12.1S 178.3E or about 140km kilometers east-northeast of Rotuma at 6am today. Close to its centre the depression is expected to have average winds upto 55km/hr with momentary gusts to 80km/hr.
Today: Cloudy periods with some showers and isolated thunderstorms over Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers elsewhere. Cool at night.
Tomorrow: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms over the northern parts of the group. Cloudy periods with some showers and isolated thunderstorms over the eastern parts of the group. Fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers elsewhere. Rough seas.
Outlook for Tuesday : Occasional rain and few thunderstorms over the northern and eastern parts of the group. Fine apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers elsewhere.