Strong winds continue for Southern region

People living along the coast of the Southern region of Papua New Guinea are warned to take precaution when going out to sea due to strong winds.

A renewal strong wind warning has been issued by the PNG National Weather Service this morning.

The strong wind warning is ongoing for a month now as the southeast trade winds prevail over forecast waters.

Strong winds will affect all coastal waters of Southern PNG through Torres Strait and Daru to Kiwai Island to Kerema to Yule Island and Hood Point.

Strong southeast winds of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours causing rough seas.

Forecaster Percy Haruku urges all small crafts and boats to take necessary precautions before going out to sea.

Coastal villagers are also warned to avoid going out fishing during this time of strong winds and also avoid traveling long distances by boat or dinghy. 

Quintina Naime