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 #14:

Gusty wind advisory remains in force all over the Gilbert Group and Banaba. The public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize possible impacts.

 

Spring Tide – Advisory #3:

Tide predictions for 24th & 25th for this month, July 2017 indicate sea level of 2.80 meters and above. These heights could produce inundation to low lying coastal areas and could be worse if accompanied with strong winds or swells. The public is advised to take preparatory measures to eliminate possible threats.

 

 

 

MORNING  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  THE  GILBERT GROUP  AND  BANABA  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  05:30-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 is now approaching the Northern Group.

 

NORTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots and fresh at times to 18 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Today: Occasional showers.

Further Outlook: A few showers.

 

TARAWA:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots and fresh at times to 20 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Sunny apart from a few showers.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

SOUTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots and fresh at times to 20 knots or more.

Moderate to rough seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Fine apart from isolated showers.

 

BANABA:

Gentle to moderate south-east to easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots and fresh at times to 18 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: A few showers.

 

MOON PHASE:

It is exactly new moon today.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

Tide Low High Low
Time 10:41 am 04:45 pm 10:43 pm
Height (meters) 0.67 2.49 0.74

 

 

 

 

 

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