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  GILBERT GROUP  AND  BANABA  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  05:30-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 or the inter-tropical convergence zone is north of the Northern Gilbert Group. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure know as a trough remains south of the Southern Gilbert Islands and Banaba.

 

NORTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 8 to 14 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Sunny apart from some showers about Makin and Butaritari; elsewhere mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

TARAWA:

Moderate easterly winds of 11 to 15 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

SOUTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 10 to 15 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Brief morning showers about Nikunau, Beru, Onotoa and south of Tabiteuea; elsewhere mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

BANABA:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 8 to 13 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

MOON PHASE:

Four days now after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

Tide High Low High
Time 06:23 am 12:28 pm 06:39 pm
Height (meters) 2.41 0.98 2.44

 

 

 

 

 

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