HEAVY RAIN WARNING NUMBER FOURTEEN

HEAVY RAIN WARNING NUMBER FOURTEEN ISSUED BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE AT 7:00 AM THIS MORNING ON SUNDAY, 19TH DECEMBER 2021.

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING IS CURRENT FOR CHOISEUL, WESTERN, ISABEL, CENTRAL, MALAITA, GUADALCANAL, TEMOTU AND MAKIRA PROVINCES.

SITUATION: AN ACTIVE TROUGH LIES OVER SOLOMON ISLANDS.

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT CHOISEUL, WESTERN, ISABEL, CENTRAL, MALAITA, GUADALCANAL, TEMOTU AND MAKIRA PROVINCES.

SUCH LOCALISED HEAVY RAIN MAY LEAD TO LANDSLIDE AND FLASH FLOODING OVER COMMUNITIES LIVING NEAR HILL SLOPES, CLOSE TO LARGE RIVERS, STREAMS AND LOW LYING AREAS.

SEA TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO CONSIDER SAFETY ACTIONS AS SUCH HEAVY RAIN CAN REDUCE VISIBILITY.

PEOPLE ARE THEREFORE STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE SAFETY MEASURES TO AVOID DANGER AND LOSS OF LIVES.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

NEXT UPDATE WILL BE ISSUED AT 7:00 PM THIS EVENING.