Heavy rain till weekend

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A trough of low pressure is expected to continue throughout the country in the coming days.

Solomon Islands has been experiencing rainfalls due to a low pressure over the country.

At 9am yesterday, the National Weather Forecasting Centre in Honiara announced that the trough is expected to affect the whole of Solomon Islands until this weekend.

The country’s Met Service said strong wind warning is enforced for Rennell and Bellona, Temotu, Makira, Western and waters south of Guadalcanal and Russell islands.

Variable winds of 15 to 25 knots are expected to increase to 30 knots with rough seas and moderate swells (2.5-3 meters) expected throughout the country.

The forecast says there will be heavy rain in showers and thunderstorms in parts of the country.

A strong warning has been issued for Sea travelers and the Met service has advised everyone to be careful as these strong winds have the potential to produce waves that are dangerous and hazardous to small boats.

Met’s Acting Chief Forecaster, Mr Manoah Teta said public should put off any social activities they have and stay indoors since the low pressure will affect the whole of Solomon Islands.

“Nation is expecting cloudy periods with heavy showers over Solomon Islands and interior of the larger islands.”

With that, he encourages people to be on alert until Met call off the warning.

“But we expecting fine weather on Sunday or Monday,” he said.

Teta assures the country there is no cyclone warning and people are advised to be on the lookout for any information provided by Met Services.