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Cyclone Jasmine forms and gains strength

The Nadi weather office is monitoring the progress of the second depression which has formed into a tropical cyclone.

Nadi weather office director Alipate Waqaicelua said Cyclone Jasmine is still in the Coral seas and is expected to come closer to Fiji after turning south over Vanuatu on Wednesday.

However, the weather office says cyclone Jasmine at this stage is not expected to affect or move over the Fiji group but if it does it will bring more heavy rain and gusty winds.

An earlier tropical depression is now moving east-southeast and expected to lie to the southeast of the country later today.

There will be periods of rain, heavy at times and squally thunderstorms over most places as an active trough of low pressure is over Fiji and is expected to move to the east of the group by Tuesday.

Strong wind warning and flood warning for people living in low lying areas is still in place.

Cyclone Jasmine may be a category 3 cyclone by Wednesday.




Peter on 7/02/2012 2:48am

It looks to me to be going down to the East of the top of the NI.. Should cause some surf on the East coast..

Warrick Smith on 6/02/2012 12:58am

Any chance of the tail end of this one making it down to us in the Waikato??

WW Forecast Team on 6/02/2012 1:27am

It appears not to be nearing NZ at all however Friday could see some showery activity moving into the region and then again towards the the latter part of the weekend as a couple of fronts move through.



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