PNG National Weather Service (PNG NWS)

Effects of Tropical Cyclone Fehi: Weather service

The National Weather Service says Category One Tropical Cyclone Fehi developed following a tropical depression which had developed in the eastern Solomon Sea and moved further south into the South Eastern Coral Sea.

The National Weather Service has released a report affirming that TC Fehi will move further south and dissipate or dissolve near New Zealand.

Weather outlook for the week will see moderate rainfall continue throughout the country whilst some parts of the Highlands and Southern regions will continue to receive more rainfall.

Weather-inspired fashion

Today, the nation's capital is boasting an interesting compilation of wet weather-inspired attire.

Loop PNG, while out and about this gloomy Saturday, observed some unique and practical wet weather outfits.

Furthermore, the weather office has warned that the wet season in the country is now reaching its peak, with more rain expected in the coming weeks.

Weather service staff end strike

This was the result of a consensus reached with the Department of Transport.

Secretary of Transport Department, Roy Mumu, identified that the core issue has been the outdated salary structure for the last 9 years, which has been used to pay the weather officers.

Mumu said this issue will be further dissected by revising the salary structure, identifying the affected staff and implementing adjustments accordingly.

​Coastal waters: Strong wind warning issued

Strong winds will also affect Finschhafen and Siassi islands in Morobe Province, West New Britain, Manus and Bougainville.

The PNG National Weather Service (PNG NWS) issued the warning this morning, urging people to take extra precaution when going out to sea.

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