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Fiji

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  • Location: 18°10'S 178°27'E
  • Capital: Suva
  • Languages: Fijian, English, Fiji Hindi

About the Fiji Meteorological Service

The development of meteorological services within Fiji can be traced to late 19th century, primarily to provide warnings on tropical cyclones, services to international maritime operations and to stimulate the development of agriculture under the British colonial administration. Aviation needs dictated much of the infrastructure development during the war, leading to substantial resource inputs, primarily under New Zealand and to a lesser extent the United States administrations. Following the war, civil aviation and the need for tropical cyclone warnings were the main impetus for sustained meteorological services development in the region, provided mainly through the Nadi Weather Office under New Zealand administration and since 1975, its successor, the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), under independent Fiji.

The Fiji Meteorological Service provides regional and national:

  • climate information;
  • weather forecasting;
  • tropical cyclone warning services

Further information.

Climate Application Projects

Water management and climate variability: Water storage at the Vaturu Dam