Weather forecast issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service valid for the next 18 hours from 5:00 pm Thursday, 24th April 2014. 

General Situation 

A trough lies over the Solomon Islands and links to a Low located to the west of Choiseul Island and slowly moving in a general westerly direction. 

Warnings

Refer to Latest Heavy Rain Alert

Forecast for the Provinces.

1. Western Province.

Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate northeast to northeast winds. Outlook for Tomorrow: Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

2. Choiseul Province.  

Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds. Outlook for Tomorrow:  Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

3. Isabel Province.   

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds. Outlook for Tomorrow:  Rain showers heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

4. Central Province. 

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate east to northeast winds. Outlook for Tomorrow: Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

5. Malaita Province

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, fresh at times. Outlook for Tomorrow:  Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

6. Makira Province.

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms.  Moderate to fresh northeast to southeast winds. Outlook for Tomorrow: Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

7. Temotu Province.

Showers heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Moderate to fresh northeast to southeast winds. Outlook for Tomorrow: Showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

8. Rennell/Bellona Province.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms. Moderate to fresh east to southeast winds. Outlook for Tomorrow:  Showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

9. Guadalcanal Province.

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds, fresh at times. Outlook for Tomorrow: Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

10. Forecast for Honiara.

Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds, fresh at times.

Outlook for Tomorrow:  Rain showers, heavy at times and isolated thunderstorms. 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara  

Low Tide at will be at 8:20pm tonight (0.47m).

High Tide will be at 04:54am tomorrow morning (0.85m).  

Sunset and Sunrise for Honiara.

Sunset will be at 6:13pm this evening.

Sunrise will be at 06:24am tomorrow morning. 

The next routine forecast will be issued at 6am tomorrow morning.

Note:

Light Breeze: 4 to 6 knots

Gentle Breeze: 7 to 10 knots

Moderate Breeze: 11 to 16 knots

Fresh Breeze: 17 to 21 knots

Strong Breeze: 22 to 27 knots