Current Observation

Marine Warnings:

Fresh to Strong Easterly winds Advisory (15 to 25 knots) and moderate swells (2.5 m) is in force for Temotu, Rennell&Bellona, Makira and waters South of Western, Russell Islands, Guadalcanal and Malaita.




Strong Wind Advisories are issued when wind speeds of 20 to 25 knots are expected to affect any part of the Solomon Islands within the next 24 - 48 hours. 
These are intended for coastal waters only and for mariners and small crafts.

Description of Wind Speed

 " Strong wind warning: 26 to 33 knots.
*  Gale warning: 34 to 47 knots.
*  Storm force wind warning: 48 to 63 knots.
*  Hurricane force wind warning: 64 knots or more.

Descriptions of Wind Direction.

" Wind direction is given in 8 compass points for forecasts and 16 for observations and is the direction the wind is coming from.

Abbreviation Wind Direction
N North
NE Northeast
E East
SE Southeast
S South
SW Southwest
W West
NW Northwest











Last modified on Thursday, 10 August 2017 07:37


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