30th March, 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 05:10-AM 30-TH MARCH, 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 remains over the Northern Gilbert Islands.

 

NORTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate north-east to easterly winds of 7 to 16 knots.

Moderate to rough seas.

Cloudy periods with some showers.

Further Outlook: A few showers about Makin and Butaritari, elsewhere mostly fine.

 

TARAWA:

Gentle to moderate north-east to easterly winds of 7 to 16 knots.

Moderate seas.

Mostly sunny apart from a few cloudy periods..

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

SOUTHERN GILBERTS:

Gentle to moderate north-east to easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Moderate seas.

Mostly sunny..

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

BANABA:

Gentle to moderate north-east to easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Mostly sunny.

Further Outlook: Mostly fine.

 

MOON PHASE:

Two days after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

Tide High Low High
Time 05:52 am 12:02 pm 06:10 pm
Height (meters) 2.77 0.62 2.67

 

 

 

 

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