Strong wind, heavy rain warning issued

A renewal strong wind and heavy rain warning has been issued by the PNG National Weather Service.

This is for all coastal waters of Southern PNG/Indonesian border through Torres Strait and Daru to Kiwai Island, Kerema, Yule Island, Hood Point and to Aroma Coast.

The warning also includes Long Island, Madang, Bogia, Wewak, Aitape, Vanimo and Northern PNG/Indonesian border to Manus and its western group of islands to West New Britain, Bismarck and Coral Sea.

“Strong northwest winds of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours, causing rough seas and high sea waves.

“All small craft and boats are advised to take necessary precautions before and after going out to sea.”

Furthermore, heavy rain, showers and thunderstorms causing flooding and landslides associated with the monsoon trough will be experienced across parts of the country.

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Press release