Sunday, December 16, 2012

Evan - Special Weather Bulletin!

Just heard it on the radio.

Can't find a link so here's what I remember.
There is a hurricane warning in effect for the Yasawas and Mamanucas that will bear the brunt of the onslaught, with winds of possibly up to 220 kmph. For you people in the US: that's called a Cat 4-to-5 here but a Cat 3-to-4 in the Atlantic.
On Viti Levu, the strongest effects will be felt in the North and West from Rakiraki to Nadi where the closest approach is expected by approx 3pm tomorrow. That stretch and the Northern Division will also be the most affected by intense wave action and flooding of low lying areas. 
Suva and we down here will be spared the worst but will start experiencing gale force winds starting by tomorrow at approx 5am.


That's what I remember hearing - probably accurate but not guaranteed.

You can observe the progress of Evan here.
Here is the forecast confirming the above, and here is the latest advisory by the FMS.
Good luck everybody - tomorrow is the day!

PS here are links to the bulletin:FBC and FijiVillage

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