HEAVY RAIN WARNING THREE ISSUED FOR SOLOMON ISLANDS

Signs of a Heavy Rain Warning. Photo credit:

Signs of a Heavy Rain Warning. Photo credit:

A Heavy Rain Warning Number Three has been issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 5pm this evening.

The Heavy Rain Warning is in force for Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Malaita, Central, Makira, Temotu and Guadalcanal Provinces.

The warning was issued due to a Low of 1002 Hector Pascals which lies over the Solomon Islands.

The Met Office says associated rain and thunderstorms are expected to affect the country.

It warns people living close to rivers, streams and low-lying areas must take precautionary measures as flash flooding may pose a danger to lives and property.

The Met Office adds Motorists are also advised to use extreme caution when travelling in these areas.

It says the bad weather is slowly moving towards Vanuatu.

The next update will be issued at 6am tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has issued a ‘WHAT TO DO’ information at 10am this morning, following the Heavy Rain Warning Number Three issued by the Met Office at 5pm today.

The information is in force for Choiseul, Isabel, Western, Malaita, Central, Guadalcanal, Makira and Temotu Provinces.

The Centre warns that people living in or close to the affected areas are strongly advised to take safety actions, including listening to the radio for emergency information.

It adds village leaders and families should always check the safety of their neighbors and vulnerable people in their communities as flooding may occur without warning.

It says Motorists are also advised to use extra caution when traveling in wet, slippery and flooded areas.

SIBC News understands, the information is currently active until the cancellation of the Heavy Rain Warning.

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