Above normal rainfall predicted for March and May
Above normal rainfall is predicted for most parts of Solomon Islands for the period from March to May 2018 except for Auki in the central region and Munda in the western region which offers no rainfall guidance.
A rainfall outlook issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services says, above normal rainfall is predicted for Henderson and Honiara in the central region, Lata and Kirakira in the eastern region and Taro in the western region.
It said near average of seven tropical cyclones or chances of 48-percent is predicted to occur in the western South Pacific region this season.
Therefore, one to two cyclones is likely to occur in the Solomon Islands for the season.
Meanwhile, weak La Nina continues to decline in the tropical Pacific however, the condition may still contribute towards the formation of tropical cyclones in the western Pacific region.
Communities in the islands and the climate sensitive stakeholders are advised to listen to the SIBC for daily weather and marine forecast updates including other extreme weather and climate events that may occur.
By: Fredrick Kusu.