MET SERVICE WARNS OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

El Nino in the Pacific region. Photo credit: www.theweathernetwork.com

El Nino in the Pacific region. Photo credit: www.theweathernetwork.com

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services said the country is currently in the wet season and the strongest El Nino conditions may influence extreme events like tropical cyclones.

A statement from the Met office today says the recent tropical cyclone activity in the Central Pacific may slow the decline of the El Nino.

It adds, all international climate models suggest that the current El Nino condition is likely to decline in the coming months with a return to neutral El Nino condition in the second quarter of this year.

It says near normal sea surface temperatures are likely for most parts of Solomon Islands in the coming months.

The statement said the current El Nino still persists in the tropical Pacific, showing a gradual cooling in the Ocean temperatures.

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