People safe through current weather

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

WEEKEND’S bad weather has left few houses without roofs and damaged home kitchens in Ngella, it is reported.

However, no injury has been reported.

“Through the heavy wind and rain no matter being at night time, people continue to do repairements to their homes to last through the stormy weather,” said locals.

According to reports from Central Ngella, ships docking at Honiara have travelled across to Tulaghi Harbour to keep away from the high swells of the sea including strong winds.

Many travelling Outboard Motors (OBMs) from Central Islands Province (CIP) are still stranded in Honiara because of the current weather.

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From the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service weather forecast issued yesterday, all the provinces of Solomon Islands will continue to experience heavy rain showers and isolated thunderstorms today at times which may lead to localised flooding.

“People should take precautionary measures as bad weather associated with the tropical low poses threats to lives and properties,” advises the meteorological service.

“Please listen to all radio outlets for further updates.”

The situation at 11am yesterday was a tropical low with central pressure of 992 hectopascals located near 16.2 degrees latitude south and 159.6 degrees longitude east. This is located approximately 263 nautical miles south of Rennell Island.

The low was warned to be moving south/southeast at 10 knots and will slightly intensify.

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