24th September, 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.

 

 

 

 

MORNING  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  THE  NORTHERN  LINE  AND  PHOENIX  GROUPS  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  12:00-AM  24-TH  SEPTEMBER,  2017  AND  VALID  FROM  6-AM  THIS  MORNING  UP  TO  6-PM  IN  THE  AFTERNOON

 

SITUATION:

The broad band of convective clouds known as the inter-tropical convergence zone is north-east of the group.

 

WASHINGTON:

Gentle to moderate south-easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Cloudy with some showers.

Further Outlook: A few showers.

 

FANNING:

Gentle to moderate south-easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Cloudy apart from some brief showers possible.

Further Outlook: Cloudy with brief showers.

 

CHRISTMAS:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 13 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Today: Fine apart from some brief showers.

Further Outlook: Fine apart from brief showers.

 

CANTON:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

  

MOON PHASE:

Four days after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS:

Tide High Low High
Time 07:42 am 02:13 pm 07:24 pm
Height (feet) 2.5 ft 0.6 ft 1.8 ft

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CANTON:

Tide High Low High
Time 10:03 am 04:10 pm 10:23 pm
Height (feet) 2.8 ft 0.5 ft 3.0 ft

 

 

 

 

 

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