Heavy rains for Western province  

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GIZO residents are celebrating yesterday’s rainy respite after more than a month of dry weather, but they are also being advised to brace for more heavy rains and thunderstorms.

This is confirmed by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service Division when contacted yesterday.

They said there is a cloudy period with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate northeast to southeast winds.

“This week especially Western Province will face heavy rain and thunderstorms in coming days and the future outlook the province will face heavy rain fall.”

They advise everyone in the province to listen out for further notice on the radio and local newspapers.

Police officers yesterday advised travelling passengers from Vella la Vella not to overload the boat at KHY area before departures.

“If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water,” the officers said.