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1. Posted by neilus (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

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hi. i m travelling to fiji around the end of of march for 2 weeks and i m liitle worried about storms and hurricanes. Anybody got any info or first hand experience on what to do if the weather gets bad.

2. Posted by scroff_123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Spent a couple of weeks in Fiji in July this year, had only one bad storm and let me say that when a palm tree falls ar it as it crashes to the ground. We rode out the worst of the storm in Levuka and apart from the high winds and driving rain it wasnt that bad.

3. Posted by scroff_123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

maybe i should have edited that message before i submitted it, what i meant to say was that you certainly do hear a palm tree as it crashes to the ground, or maybe i did say that.

4. Posted by neilus (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

thanks for replying.looking really forward to fiji. can u give me any advise on good places to stay.have not made any plans and i m open to suggestions.thanks

5. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 12y

Hi there,
I was in Fiji in January 2 yrs ago and there was a cyclone 2 days before we arrived and one due the day we flew out! But while we were there it was fantastic. It rained occasionally - very heavily - but usually only for half an hour or so.
I noticed that the window frames had all had boards nailed over at some point, so it seemed like they knew what they were doing and prepared for things.
This was on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, the main island. This is where the cyclones usually hit, so they know what to do.
I was told that the cyclone before we arrived had killed a few people because it had hit the other side of the islands (Fiji has 33) and they were less ready for it out there and house gave way.
Just choose a reasonable establishment and keep you ear to the ground for weather forecasts and be ready to hunker down for a day or two if it hits. Otherwise... Bula! Enjoy.