SOLOMON ISLANDS FACES POSSIBLE EL NINO SEASON: S.I. MET SERVICE

Dry ground due to El Nino. Photo credit: www.abc.net.au

Dry ground due to El Nino. Photo credit: www.abc.net.au

Solomon Islands faces a possible El Nino season as it heads into cyclone season – November to January.

Deputy Director of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services, Lloyd Tahani told SIBC News in an interview yesterday the country’s climate condition is heading towards an El Nino season.

“Our condition seems to be heading towards an El Nino situation and this doesn’t really mean that we will actually have El Nino then we would have low rainfall. While some indicators have shown that we are going towards that trend, some areas are already having El Nino impacts as we’re heading towards, so Honiara has some kind of strong relationship with El Nino and La Nina.”

Mr Tahani also explained that El Nino and La Nina are terms used to describe the difference in the warmness of our ocean across the region.

“El Nino and La Nina are terms used to differentiate the warmness of our ocean across the region and when we experience La Nina in the Solomon Islands we would experience above normal rainfall in most parts of the country while for El Nino we would experience below normal rainfall for most parts of the country.”

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