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Breakthrough in drugs fight in Chimbu

Simbu Police’s Operation Weedim Grass has become the leading marijuana combating team in the country with more than half a million plants uprooted over the last four years.

WHP and Jiwaka to fix major road link

Strong winds for Bougainville, MBP and NIP

The weather office has issued a renewed strong wind warning and isolated showers for all coastal waters in these provinces.

Strong northwest surge of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours causing rough seas.

People are urged to take precaution when traveling out to sea.

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

Fine weather for PNG today

The sun is out in most of the Southern Region with cloud cover in Popondetta.

Up to the highlands, there is generally low cloud cover throughout the region. 

Down to Momase, the region will experience isolated showers especially for Vanimo and cloud cover in Lae while Madang and Wewak will be mostly fine.

To the New Guinea Islands, there’s cloud cover for Kokopo, Kavieng, Buka and Kimbe with chances of rain later in the day.

Strong winds will also be experienced along the coast of New Ireland and Bougainville while Manus has fine weather.

Rain throughout the country

The weather office confirms all regions will have wet weather this weekend with strong winds.

Port Moresby is experiencing showers with occasional thunderstorms with moderate to strong northwest winds with gusts.

Lae city has showers and heavy rain with light northwest winds.

Mt Hagen is experiencing showers with occasional thunderstorms after morning fog with light variable winds.              

All urged to save food and water as El Nino worsens

Assistant director of the National Weather Service (NWS) Jimmy Gomoga told Loop PNG that "the peak period of El Nino has just started."

He said the peak period of the dry season starts this month and goes until the middle of December.

Gomoga, who heads the NWS Forecasting and Warning Centre, said the country’s weather will return to its normal cycle in June next year.

El Nino is the effect of change in sea temperature and wind conditions, causing limited rainfall.