Strong wind warning for Southern, Momase and Manus

With the National Elections already in campaign mode, candidates and supporters in the Southern and Momase regions must be aware of strong winds when out campaigning.

People living along the coast of the Southern and Momase regions including Manus Province are urged to take precaution when going out to sea.

The PNG National Weather Service has issued a renewal strong wind warning for all coastal waters of Southern PNG to Northern PNG including Vanimo, Aitape, Wewak, west of Madang and all waters of Manus.

Strong southeast winds of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours causing rough seas and high wind waves.

All small crafts and boat operators are advised to take necessary precautions before going out to sea.

PNG NWS assistant director Jimmy Gomoga stresses that people should be wary of these warnings issued every time and adhere to these warnings to avoid getting lost out at sea.

Coastal villagers are also warned to avoid traveling long distances by boat or dinghy and also going out fishing during this time of strong winds.

Gomoga said previously that strong winds were expected during the wet season especially along the southern coast of PNG.

Quintina Naime