DRIER SEASON LOOMS FOR SOLOMONS

Clear skies, signs of a drought. Photo credit: www.okahandja.org.na

Clear skies, signs of a drought. Photo credit: www.okahandja.org.na

A below normal rainfall is most likely for most parts of the country during the period August to October this year.

The monthly Climate Update, Climate Outlook and the Drought Watch for this month said below normal rainfall is likely for Auki, Henderson, Kirakira, Lata and Taro while Honiara expects a normal rainfall.

It said the country is now moving into dry season, from June to September and with the current El Nino condition continues to persist throughout the year, most parts of the country are likely to experience drier than below normal rainfall.

The monthly Climate update adds Southeasterly trade winds may also be stronger at times during this period, resulting in rough seas and moderate swells.

The Met Service advised communities to listen to the national broadcaster for daily weather and marine forecast updates and other extreme weather and climate events which may be associated with the current El Nino condition.

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