Current Observation

Heavy Rain Warning

HEAVY RAIN WARNING NUMBER ONE
Heavy Rain WARNING Number One issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 3:00pm, on Sunday 30th April 2017. 

The Heavy Rain Alert is now becoming a Heavy Rain Warning.

A Heavy Rain Warning is currently enforce for TEMOTU, MAKIRA, MALAITA, GUADALCANAL, CENTRAL AND RENNELL/BELLONA PROVINCES.

Situation: A trough lies over Solomon Islands and links to a weak Low located over Temotu in the eastern parts of Solomon Islands.Associated heavy rain is expected to affect the TEMOTU, MAKIRA, MALAITA, GUADALCANAL, CENTRAL AND RENNELL/BELLONA PROVINCES.

People living close to rivers, streams and low lying areas are therefore strongly advised to take precautionary measures because of flash flooding or flooding which may pose danger to lives and property. Motorists are also advised to use extreme caution when travelling in these areas. Do not attempt to cross rivers and large streams of unknown depth.

Next update will be issued at 6:00am tomorrow morning.
Date:  30th April 2017. 

 

 

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HEAVY RAIN WARNING :

When rainfall is expected to be greater than 100mm of rain in a period of 24 hours.

HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING WHAT TO DO INFORMATION(NEOC)

Heavy rain will likely to cause flooding to creeks, streams, major rivers and drainages.People living in or close to these areas are strongly advised to seriously take the following safety action:

VILLAGE LEADERS

  • Village leaders and families must listen to your radio for emergency information – SIBC, FM,HF radio
  • Make sure your neighbours and vulnerable people have received this advice
  • Move to safe location when it is required

FOR PEOPLE IN LOW LYING AREAS UNDER THE THREAT OF FLOODING

  • If you are living close to rivers and shorelines you must take extra precaution measures
  • When evacuated take only essential Items like radio, mobile phones, torch, knife, food, water, important papers, important medicines
  • Store drinking water in sealed bottles as water supply may be interrupted (eg. Dirty or supply cut off)
  • Do not allow children to play in the rain and on flood raising water or drainage systems

FOR MOTORISTS

  • Be advice to take extra care when travelling in wet, slippery and flood areas
  • Make sure you have your lights on and drive at less than 40km  per hour speed
  • Beware of water covered roads and bridges
  • Do not attempt to cross rivers and large streams of unknown depth

FOR BOATS AND SHIPPING

  • Mariners are advise to be extra caution when planning or travelling out in the sea
  • Avoid travelling at all if you can
  • When going out in the sea , always inform someone of where about you are going and your expected time of travel
  • Take extra fuel, puddles, life-jackets, torch-light, spare batteries, water and some food when travelling

CAUTION

Heavy rain can cause flash flood, river flood or low lying areas and coastal flooding. Prolong heavy rain can cause landslide and mudslides. Heavy rain can also create very low visibility and if it goes with strong winds then it can also cause rough seas. People are advised to take care.

For urgent assistant call 955 (NEOC) or 933 (SI Meteorology) or 999 (police) or 977 (Marine) or Your nearest Provincial Emergency Operation Centres or Your nearest police station

 

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