Strong wind warning issued

People living along the coast are warned to take extra precaution when going out to sea.

The PNG National Weather Service today issued renewed strong wind warning for all coastal waters of PNG.

All small craft and boats are adviced to take the necessary precaution before going out to sea.

Strong northwest surges of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours causing rough seas and high wind waves.

The weather office says this is due to tropical cyclone Tatiana located within 85km of 17.30S, 159.00E that is offshore of Queensland.

Cyclone Tatiana brings continued winds near centre of 95km/hr and wind gusts to130km/hr inducing strong winds over all coastal waters of PNG as well as some open water seas.

Quintina Naime