28th May, 2017

 

 

Advisory – Below Normal Rainfall:

Below Normal rainfall persists across the Kiribati islands and this condition is expected to continue in the coming months. Hence the public is advised to take this message seriously in their daily usage of fresh water and to manage and use their public rainwater tanks wisely. The public is also encouraged to provide their full support, assistance and oversight to any rainwater harvesting projects in their respective villages to allow for maximum use of rainfall from time to time.

 

Gusty Winds – Advisory #4:

Gusty winds is expected to affect the Gilbert Group, especially the Southern Islands and Banaba. Residents are advised to take precautions to minimize possible impacts.

 

 

EVENING WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE GILBERT GROUP AND BANABA ISSUED  FROM THE KIRIBATI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE IN BETIO AT 05:30-PM 28-TH MAY, 2017 AND VALID FROM 6-PM THIS AFTERNOON UP TO 6-AM TOMORROW MORNING

 

 

SITUATION:

A trough known as an area of low pressure is over the Southern Gilbert Islands.

 

NORTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Tonight: Fine apart from brief showers.

Further Outlook: Mostly sunny apart from brief morning showers.

 

TARAWA:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Tonight: Fine apart from brief showers.

Further Outlook: Mostly sunny.

 

CENTRAL GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Tonight: Mostly fine.

Further Outlook: Mostly sunny.

 

SOUTHERN GILBERTS:

Light to gentle easterly winds of 4 to 10 knots.

Slight seas.

Tonight: A few showers about Tamana and Arorae, elsewhere brief showers.

Further Outlook: Brief showers about Tamana and Arorae; elsewhere mostly sunny.

 

BANABA:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Tonight: Fine apart from brief showers.

Further Outlook: Mostly sunny.

 

MOON PHASE:

Two days after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

Tide High Low High
Time 06:35 pm 12:32 am 06:53 am
Height (meters) 2.37 0.86 2.63

 

 

 

 

 

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