PNG starts to experience wet season

Papua New Guinea is starting to experience the wet season with heavy rains throughout the country.

The PNG National Weather Service has reported that PNG is now into the north-west monsoon season which normally starts from November to April.

Weather forecaster Leo Hawarri said the country will expect heavy rainfall in the coming weeks especially in the Momase and Southern Region.

He said the wet season will prolong until April next year, however the monsoon season won’t be as effective unlike in past years due to climate change.

This monsoon season or La Niña events tend to but not always brings above normal rainfall across the country and in worst case scenarios, causes floods and landslides especially in the Highlands.

He explained that there are currently no strong winds but this will take effect later in the season.

Quintina Naime