Weather forecaster at the PNG National Weather Service (PNGNWS), Leo Hawarri says climate change has slowed down the north-west monsoon period and the cyclone season.
Hawarri explained that PNG is into the cyclone season however the country is only experiencing heavy rains without strong winds due to the effects of global warming and climate change.
He said that climate change has affected the flow of the normal weather pattern delaying the strong wind pattern.
He stressed that PNG normally experiences the monsoon heavy rains and strong winds during this time.
The PNGNWS reports that the wet weather currently experienced in the country will continue into the new year.