Wet Session: People Urged to Take Precaution

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BY JOHN HOUANIHAU

THE Solomon island meteorological service is warning the general public to take precautionary measures during this wet and cyclone season.

The Solomon Islands meteorology office through the weather forecasting office Wednesday this week had issued heavy rain and strong winds warnings.

According to SI met Office Facebook page heavy rain warning is enforced for most of the provinces while strong wind warning is enforced for most of the eastern.

 “Waters of Western, Russel, Guadalcanal and Renbel with rough sea.

The statement further warned that the unstable weather condition will continue throughout the coming weekend due to a low-pressure system.

“The low-pressure system will continue to cause bad weather as it developed and move towards Renbel southern waters and travel south-eastwards to New Caledonia,’’ it stated.

The statement further advised that the met office is closely and continuously monitoring the situation and will upgrade its warning based on their close monitoring.

“We are still monitoring the situation and will upgrade the warning when new data is available during our forecasting,’’ it stated.

The intending festive season travellers are also warned of the current bad weather to think about before travelling for their Christmas holiday.

The Met in the meantime had urged the general public to tune in to SIBC, media outlets as well as NDMO-NEOC for ‘what to do’ information regarding the warnings.

The Royal Solomon Island police force on the same note also called on members of the public to think about safety first during the current bad weather.

The police commissioner called on boats and vessel owners to think about safety first before embarking on any trip at sea.

He also appealed to road users in Honiara and throughout the provinces to take safety measures when travelling on wet roads or working along the roads.

Commissioner Mangau said that everyone must all work together for the safety of everyone during this bad weather period.


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