PNG weather office

Coastal villages warned of strong winds

The weather office in Port Moresby issued another warning today for all coastal waters of PNG, except Wewak to Vanimo and northern PNG.

There’ll be strong southeast winds of 25/34 knots expected to continue for the next 24 hours, causing rough seas.

The weather forecaster advises all small crafts and boats to take necessary precautions before going out to sea.

Meantime, Southern and Highlands Region should expect isolated showers while both Momase and New Guinea Islands will experience scattered showers with areas of rain and thunderstorms.

Sirinumu water level at critical stage

PNG Power Ltd (PPL) the owner of the dam in a statement advised the public in Port Moresby and parts of Central Province to be serious with electricity and water saving methods.

This due to the decreasing water levels at the Sirinumu Dam reservoir.

“As of Monday February 29, the volume of water at the dam is 99.16 Million Cubic Metres (Mm3), which is 29.14% below full spill level.

The Sirinumu Dam was designed to hold 340 Mm3 of water.

The dam water level has dropped by 1.04 Mm3 in the space of 7 days.

Showers to continue throughout the country

The weather office reports possible shower or two in the nation’s capital and Buka while Lae city, Madang, Kerema and Mt Hagen will experience some showers.

There’s a chance of showers developing in Wewak, Daru and Popondetta while its fine weather in Alotau, Vanimo, Lorengau and Rabaul.

Kavieng and Kimbe will only experience cloud cover and up in Goroka, it will be cloudy and chance of showers while Mendi, Wabag and Kundiawa chance of brief showers.

Wet weather continuous throughout PNG

The weather officer reports that thunderstorms are not expected in most provinces today only for Alotau and Popondetta.

In Port Moresby, Kerema and Vanimo, people will experience rain and moderate northwest winds with gusts.

Showers developing to rain in Lae, Wewak and Madang and light drizzle up in Mt Hagen, Goroka, Wabag and Kundiawa with light variable winds.

In Daru, there’s showers accompanied by strong westerly winds with gusts while Manus it’s partly cloudy with chances of showers.

Strong winds continue throughout PNG

Forecaster Charlie Vulum issued the warning this morning for all coastal waters of southern PNG/Indonesian border through to Torres Strait and Daru to Kiwai Island.

Warning is issued also to people along the coast of Milne Bay to Finschhafen through Vitiaz Strait and Siassi Island to Long Island to Madang and Bogia.

This includes all coastal waters of New Guinea Islands Region except for Manus and northern New Island.