23rd July, 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 #20 and Swell – Advisory #10:

Gusty wind and swell advisories remain in force for the Phoenix group and Northern Line Islands. The public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize possible impacts.

 

 

 

MORNING  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  THE  NORTHERN  LINE  AND  PHOENIX  GROUPS  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  02:00-AM  23-RD  JULY,  2017  AND  VALID  FROM  6-AM  THIS  MORNING  UP  TO  6-PM  IN  THE  AFTERNOON

 

SITUATION:

The broad band of convective clouds which brings gusty winds, rain and thunderstorms remains north of Washington Island. Meanwhile, it is extending westwards over to the Northern Gilbert Group.

 

WASHINGTON:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots and fresh at times to 21 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

FANNING:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots and fresh at times to 21 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

CHRISTMAS:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots and fresh at times to 21 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Mostly sunny apart from a few showers about and south of Christmas Island.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

PHOENIX:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots and fresh at times to 21 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Partly cloudy.

Further Outlook: Isolated showers.

  

MOON PHASE:

Exactly new moon today.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS:

Tide Low High Low
Time 09:59 am 05:23 pm 12:14 am
Height (feet) -0.3 ft 3.2 ft 0.0 ft

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CANTON:

Tide High Low High
Time 06:45 am 01:09 pm 07:14 pm
Height (feet) 4.4 ft -0.7 ft 3.8 ft

 

 

 

 

 

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