Strong winds warning issued

People have been urged to take necessary precaution when going out to sea, or not to go out at all due to strong winds.

The PNG National Weather Service (PNG NWS) has issued a renewal strong wind warning today for all coastal waters of southern PNG.

The strong winds will also affect Daru, and Kerema, including all of Milne Bay Province and its islands, Finschhafen and Siassi islands in Morobe Province, Bogia in Madang as well as West New Britain (WNB).

The PNG NWS reports that strong southeast trade winds will prevail over the forecast waters and inland areas of Western, Milne Bay and WNB.

PNG NWS warns that strong southeast winds of 25/34 knots are expected to persist for the next 24 hours, causing rough seas and high wind waves.

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

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

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

Quintina Naime