Tropical disturbance could pass TORBA, low possibility of impact

People are advised that the tropical disturbance is expected to pass north of Vanuatu and could bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorm

A tropical disturbance located between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands is expected to pass the northern TORBA Province by midweek before tracking further towards Fiji in a southeast direction.

Although there is a low to moderate chance of the disturbance developing into a cyclone as it passes further north of the country, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazard Department (VMGD) has warned that heavy rainfall and thunderstorm could occur in the provinces of TORBA, SANMA and PENAMA.

People in these provinces are advised to remain indoors where thunderstorm activities are happening and to take extra precaution for possible flash-flooding, landslide and coastal flooding over low lying areas and areas close to river banks.

People are also cautioned to watch out for falling and flying objects.

According to local weather experts, it’s likely that the system will not develop into a tropical cyclone as it enters Vanuatu.

Numeral Weather Prediction models predicted the system to be move into Fiji area by end of this week.

The Daily Post understands VMGD is closely monitoring the system and will give out information to the public if it becomes a threat.

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