Jan 27, 2020 Last Updated 3:52 AM, Jan 27, 2020

All eyes on weather system

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • By  Netani Rika
An image showing the location of the weather system north-west of Vanuatu. An image showing the location of the weather system north-west of Vanuatu. Picture: US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre, Hawaii
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A significant weather system has developed north-west of Vanuatu and is moving south-east towards New Caledonia and Fiji.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, placed the system near 12.05 South 164.0 East or 716 kilometres north-west of Port Vila, Vanuatu, early today.

Current models show the system has low to moderate chances of developing into a cyclone over the next 24-48 hours.

Neither Vanuatu nor Fiji have issued alerts at this stage but meteorological services in both countries continue to monitor the system which is moving at 28 kilometres per hour.

On its current track and at this speed, the system should begin to impact Vanuatu with heavy rain around noon today (Tuesday).

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:00
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