Heavy rain, flood warning issued

The PNG National Weather Service has just issued a heavy rain and flood warning, especially for the Southern region and New Guinea Islands.

The NWS says: “Heavy rain, showers and occasional thunderstorms associated with the monsoon trough will be experienced thoughout the country.”

However, Western, Gulf, NCD/Central, Milne Bay, East/West New Britain, New Ireland and Bougainville provinces are the main areas of concern.

These areas should expect heavy rain, severe flooding and landslides for the next couple of days.

“Heavy rains are forecasted to occur and persist over the areas mentioned within the next 24 hours.”

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