Special weather Bulletin Five (09-02-2020)

Special weather bulletin number FIVE issued by the solomon islands meteorological service at 7:00 pm on 09th February 2020.

A special weather advice is current for all provinces.

SITUATION 09th February 2020, 11:00am: A tropical low with a central pressure of 996 hectopascals was located near 14.9 degrees latitude south and 163.6 degrees longitude east. This is approximately 253 nautical miles (469 kilometers) south-southeast of makira province. Low is moving south-southeast at about 02 knots.

Expect winds of 25 to 33 knots (46- 61 kilometers per hour) with rough seas and moderate swells (2.5-4.5m) over makira, rennell/bellona and temotu province.

Expect winds of 20 to 25 knots (37–46 kilometers per hour) increasing to 30 knots (55 kilometers per hour) at times with moderate to rough seas and moderate swells (2.5-3.0m) over remaining provinces.

Expect heavy rain and thunderstorms over all provinces.

People should take precautionary measures as bad weather associated with the tropical low poses threat to lives and properties.

The MET service advise the general public to listen to Radio Stations and all Media outlets for further updates.

The next advice will be issued at 7:00am Monday 10th February 2020.


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