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Fiji, Samoa on alert for wild weather

Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 15:27 EDT

Authorities in Fiji are bracing for the effects of a tropical depression which could turn into a cyclone.

The storm was headed towards Samoa on Wednesday but was expected to veer in the direction of Fiji before the weekend, forecasters said.

"Once it reaches a certain point it's going to then get pushed back over towards Fiji and that's going to predominantly affect the east coast," information secretary Sharon Smith-Johns told .

Fiji meteorologist Neville Koop said forecast models suggested the weather system could still be active until the middle of next week.

"It will start to track south later in the weekend and that's when it poses the most danger to people in the Pacific," he said.


- ABC

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