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Women's Weather Watch: Fiji
While TC Gita has passed, over the next few days, we can expect rain bands to affect the country particularly the north of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu as well as interior areas. The rainfall may be heavy at times, thus the need to remain prepared if you are in a low lying area or a community prone to flooding.
Women's Weather Watch: Fiji
Special Weather Bulletin Number TWENTY THREE for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 12:19pm on Wednesday the 14th of February 2018
For FemTALK89FM's Women's Weather Watch, Sian Rolls speaks to rural women of all diversities about how their communities are faring after a number of weeks of unpredictable weather.
Special Weather Bulletin Number TWENTY ONE for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 6:18am on Wednesday the 14th of February 2018
Women's Weather Watch: Tonga
Speaking to us from the Red Cross as she prepared to assist in the distribution of food, water and tents, Adi Pasikala reflects on her experience of #TCGita as well as outlines what is needed most in affected communities.
Women's Weather Watch: Fiji - Last night the NDMO advised that the hurricane warning previously in force for Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa had been downgraded to a storm warning after TCGita tracked passed Ono-i-Lau in a westerly direction.
Special Weather Bulletin Number TWENTY for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 4:47am on Wednesday the 14th of February 2018
Special Weather Bulletin Number EIGHTEEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 8:47pm on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018
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Special Weather Bulletin Number SEVENTEEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 6:05pm on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018
Women's Weather Watch: Tonga
"We have talked to some women this morning - their priorities are water, blankets and food" - Vanessa Heleta of Talitha Project highlights priorities for response and recovery in this RNZI report: https://www.facebook.com/femlinkpacific/posts/10160205167960093
Women's Weather Watch: Post TC Gita via CNN International
(CNN)Large parts of Tonga have been left without power after Tropical Cyclone Gita smashed into the Pacific island nation, flattening buildings, downing electrical lines and causing widespread flooding.
Women's Weather Watch: Samoa
We are pleased to hear that Gender, Dignity and Participation are principles Samoa Red Cross is striving for as they respond to TC Gita Recovery Efforts
Special Weather Bulletin Number SIXTEEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 2:57pm on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018
Special Weather Bulletin Number FIFTEEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 12:07pm on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018
According to the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA), due to heavy rain roads in the Northern and Western Division. The FRA is asking the public not to drive through floodwaters especially if they are of unknown depth and current.
Cyclone Gita update via RNZI - Storm to pass directly over Fiji's Southern Lau group
Special Weather Bulletin Number FOURTEEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 9:08am on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018
"There lots trees fallen. Roofs been ripped open from shops,houses, floods in parts of Nukualofa.electricity wires are tangling from poles" was the first update from Vanessa Heleta of the Talitha Project this morning who has been part of a Tonga Red Cross standby team throughout Monday night as Tonga bore the brunt of TC Gita.
(PHOTOS) Vanessa Heleta of the Talitha Project and Chairperson of the GPPAC Pacific Regional Steering Group and member of the Shifting the Power coalition is also a member of the Tonga Red Cross standby team.
Tropical Cyclone Gita passed by Samoa on 10 February 2018 and Niue on 11 February 2018, with damages reported in Samoa, including localized flooding.
Special Weather Bulletin Number SEVEN for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 3:24pm on Monday the 12th of February 2018
Women's Weather Watch: Tonga - Vital Preparedness Information from the Tonga Red Cross as a State of Emergency was declared for Tonga at 10:00am this morning in preparation for severe Tropical Cyclone Gita which threatens to hit southern Tonga witha potential Category 5 force from around 7:00pm tonight, Monday 12 February 2018.
ABC News provides an overview on the impact in Samoa and preparations in TongaSian Rolls speaks to Fiji Met Director, Ravind Kumar, about what to expect in Fiji over the next day or two with TC Gita on its current path.
Special Weather Bulletin Number FIVE for Fiji ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 8:41am on Monday the 12th of February 2018
Women's Weather Watch: TC Gita - Tonga via Tonga Red Cross
As a result of an urgent meeting of the National Emergency Management Committee (NEMC) it is clear Tonga is preparing for a DIRECT hit.
Special Weather Bulletin Number FOUR for Fiji ON TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 1:55am on Monday the 12th of February 2018
The Fiji NDMO have released a public advisory for the Southern Lau group of islands to be prepared to the highest level as Severe tropical cyclone Gita will pass south on Tuesday night as a Category 4 system.
Latest threat track & forecast track maps issued at 1915 hours today by @FijiMet show TC Gita may pass directly over Ono-i-Lau by Tuesday evening.
For FemTALK89FM's Women's Weather Watch, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls speaks to Katalina Tohi of the Talitha Project as Tonga braces for the impact of TC Gita.
FUA'AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTER: TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER SIX FOR TONGA ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM THE FUA'AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 5:00PM SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2018
Afternoon briefing from Fiji Met Office: Tropical Cyclone Gita (TC Gita) has intensified into a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3) last night when it was located to the northeast of Niue.
Vanessa Heleta of the Talitha Project says communities are taking heed of weather reports that TC Gita is heading towards Tongatapu tonight
Special Weather Bulletin Number ONE for Fiji ON TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI at 11:34am on Sunday the 11th of February 2018
Vanessa Heleta of Talitha Project in Tonga reports communities are on Preparedness Alert
Cyclone Gita could become Cat 4 as it heads to Tonga - Niue was spared the full force of Tropical Cyclone Gita overnight but the category three cyclone is heading towards Tonga and picking up strength
Women's Weather Watch: Samoa
Our thoughts are with our Shifting the Power coalition partners the YWCA of Samoa as well as network members of the Pacific Disability Forum and friends and allies now attending to recovery efforts.
Women's Weather Watch: Fiji - Preparedness still vital:
The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to examine their level of cyclone preparedness and to ensure that families and properties are cyclone ready in the face of a natural disaster.
Women's Weather Watch: Cyclone Gita via RNZI
Having caused widespread flooding and damage in Samoa and American Samoa as a category two storm, Gita had veered southeast and was forecast to pass close to Niue's east coast overnight.
Women's Weather Watch: Fiji Preparedness Alert - Latest tweet from NDMO Fiji
Special Weather Bulletin Number SEVENTY SEVEN ON HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 9:30AM ON SATURDAY the 10th of February 2018.
Special Weather Bulletin Number SEVENTY FIVE ON HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 3:30AM ON SATURDAY the 10th of February 2018.
Special Weather Bulletin Number THREE for Niue ON TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Feb 091657 UTC.
Women's Weather Watch: Via DMO Samoa
Fiji NDMO has issued a tweet to follow @DMO_Samoa for updates on Cat 1 #TCGita:
"It is important to heed advisories from local authorities. The latest threat track map from @FijiMet shows that the cyclone may pass close to Apia within the next 24 hours"
The Samoan government has issued a tropical cyclone warning as meteorologists upgrade the risk that Cyclone Gita will form in the Pacific.
Always Be Prepared
Since last week, TD08F has brought rains and windy conditions to many parts of Fiji but is moving away from the country. However, due to the developing TD07F, expect rain and strong winds particularly in the Western and Northern parts of the country over the next few days.
(PODCAST) For FemTALK89FM's Women's Weather Watch, Ravind Kumar - Director of Fiji Met - gives an overview of the weather situation including with TD08F and TD07F.
Women's Weather Watch: Samoa
The Samoa Met Office has issued a HEAVY RAIN WARNING FOR WHOLE OF SAMOA.
"Cyclone Caution" by Fred Wesley
(Photos) As the rain falls, rural women leaders are keeping an eye on rivers and streams - this Women's Weather Watch update comes from Urmila Prasad, an advisory councillor for Wairuku, Cuicui, Narewa and Vitawa.
Tropical Disturbance TD08F which has brought heavy rain and winds to the country over the last few days has intensified into Tropical Depression but continues to move southwestwards, further away from Fiji. However, a Tropical Disturbance TD07F remains slow moving to the far Northwest of Fiji near Vanuatu and is anticipated to move towards Fiji and affect the Group from Thursday.
A heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Yasawa group.
Women’s Weather Watch: Supporting women to prepare
The Ministry of Agriculture has issued an advisory to all all farmers to take the necessary precautions to reduce risk to life and their property as a heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Yasawa, Mamanuca, Lau and Lomaiviti groups and Northern, Eastern and Western Viti Levu, and based on the weather forecast by the Fiji Meteorological Services localised heavy rain can cause flash flooding in low lying areas.
The weak tropical low affecting Fiji from last week had intensified and upgraded to a tropical disturbance as of late Saturday evening. Tropical Disturbance TD08F with an associated active trough of low pressure remains slow moving over the Fiji group.
A FLOOD ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS FOR THE WHOLE OF FIJI.
A flood alert remains in force for all low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers for the whole of Fiji with high tide levels expected at 2.24m between 832 tonight and 252 tomorrow morning
Vani Tuvuki reports that families in Koronubu are cleaning up after the heavy rain during the past day, but the special bulletin below is a reminder that the rain will continue.
Special Weather Bulletin Number TWENTY FOUR ON HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 08:50AM ON SATURDAY the 03rd of February 2018.
Fiji Flood Alert issued by Fiji Meteorological Service for Ba and Tavua and northern Viti Levu
Special Weather Bulletin Number FIFTEEN ON HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 05:50AM ON FRIDAY the 02nd of February 2018.
(PHOTOS) Via the National Disaster Management Office (Twitter) - take care this coming weekend.
Important Preparedness Reminder via Na Draki Weather
The National Disaster Management Office wishes to advice the general public to take heed of the heavy rain alert now in effect by the Fiji Meteorological Services.
Following our women's weather watch report regarding the trough of low pressure we were receiving updates of heavy rain from Ba and Nausori while we watched heavy rain clouds draw closer to Savusavu town.
Special Weather Bulletin Number ONE ON HEAVY RAIN ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI AT 8:30AM ON WEDNESDAY the 31th of January 2018.
Analysis via Na Draki Weather Service
Further to our WWW report with Fiji Met NDMO has advised that the weather will be closely monitored in the coming days and advisories, alerts and warnings will be issued as appropriate.
While #TCFehi is weakening and not a direct threat to Fiji, expect a wet weekend starting from Thursday through to early next week.
Women's Weather Watch: Melanesian Women Today picked this up from NIWA Weather
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This morning, our Labasa Community Media Centre (CMC) team reported that there was greater evidence of the slow moving trough of low pressure extending across to Vanua Levu.
This morning's flood warning from the Fiji Weather Office advises that the flood alert for low lying areas and small streams in Ba is cancelled but a flood warning remains for Nausori and Rakiraki.
Photos of the flooding of the Galela Bridge in Tavua yesterday by district advisory councillor Sarojini Goundar highlights more infrastructure concerns in Tavua disrupting travel and access to school and services while Jai Mati is reminding women's networks to stay safe at home.
The upgrading of Rakiraki's Infrastructure including river dredging was a key recommendation for the 2018 National Budget by Advisory Councillor Nila Rao in our submission last year.
For Women's Weather Watch, Sian Rolls speaks to Ravind Kumar, Director of the Fiji Meteorological Services about the current heavy rain and flood warnings issued for the country. Rolls also speaks to rural women leaders - Vani Tuvuki, Nila Rao and Fane Boseiwaqa - about the weather and how their communities have been faring since Saturday.
Heavy rain and flood warning remain. Squally weather means you can expect a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed. This is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. Squalls refer to an increase in the sustained winds over a short time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event
Vani Tuvuki Qanaika report from Koronubu, Ba in the past hour shows flooding of Homes, food gardens and cane plantations
Flood reports via Fiji Police Force
With high tide scheduled for 928pm water level is predicted to reach 1.78 metres. Low tide is scheduled for 3.50am tomorrow
As the Fiji Weather Office issues special bulletins our Rural Women Leaders community media network having been monitoring flood levels in Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki this afternoon