Effects of Tropical Cyclone Fehi: Weather service

The strong winds or monsoon surges over West New Britain, Western, Gulf, Central and Milne Bay Provinces since Saturday are the effects of Tropical Cyclone Fehi.

The National Weather Service says Category One Tropical Cyclone Fehi developed following a tropical depression which had developed in the eastern Solomon Sea and moved further south into the South Eastern Coral Sea.

The National Weather Service has released a report affirming that TC Fehi will move further south and dissipate or dissolve near New Zealand.

Weather outlook for the week will see moderate rainfall continue throughout the country whilst some parts of the Highlands and Southern regions will continue to receive more rainfall.

The weak La Nina in progress is nearing its peak and by the Southern Hemisphere Autumn, that’s from April to May, the La Nina conditions should dissolve and conditions should return to normal.

Because this is the peak of the wet season, the Weather Officer further warns of high risks of landslides and flooding throughout the country.

Meanwhile, there are more reports of flooding since the weekend, especially in Central and West New Britain provinces.

Charmaine Poriambep