BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
ALL provinces will continue to experience southeasterly trade wind flow persisting over the islands and moderate southeast swells on country’s waters, it is reported.
Yesterday, the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service issued a weather forecast valid for 18 hours stating ‘general situation a trough lies over Solomon Islands whilst a general southeasterly trade wind flow persists over the islands’.
In terms of marine forecast, Marine have issued a warning saying there is a fresh strong wind of 15 to 25 knots on the southeast of Solomon Islands and moderate southeast swells of 2.5 to 3m for most Solomon Islands waters.
In Honiara port and surrounding areas the marine forecast is east to southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots with slight to moderate seas, showers and isolated thunderstorms, heavy at times.
Further outlook for Tuesday, Honiara is expecting east to Northeast winds at 10 to 20 knots.
Forecast for the Western Region—Western, Choiseul and Isabel provinces.
These three provinces will likely encounter east to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots with moderate to rough seas, and scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday’s further outlook is east to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots, and other provinces will experience the same situation.
Marine Forecast for the Central Region—Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central provinces is east to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots with moderate to rough seas similar to Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona provinces.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms with rain areas, and outlook for Tuesday is east to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots.
Weather Forecast for Honiara for the next 18 hours is showers and isolated thunderstorms, heavy at times, and this includes Central province, Malaita, Makira, Temotu, Isabel, Guadalcanal and Choiseul province.
Gentle to moderate east to northeast winds, fresh at times, and today, capital including provinces stated above will still experience showers and isolated thunderstorms.
In Rennell/Bellona province, the weather forecast is few showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Moderate to fresh east to southeast winds, strong at times and the outlook for today is a few showers and isolated thunderstorms.