Expect rain in next 2 weeks, says Maiha


THE country can expect some more rain from today for another two weeks at least, National Weather Office director Samuel Maiha says.
The office had predicted early last week that clearer skies were on the agenda temporarily.
“That ends today and rain is expected,” Maiha said.
Maiha told The National yesterday that there was a slight increase in rainfall in the New Guinea Islands and Mamose region.
“These regions are very warm and have a lot of moisture that will come as rain,” he said.
However, there was no flood warning from the office.
Maiha said the Highlands and Papuan regions were going to receive a good amount of rainfall compared with last week.
The rest of the month, particularly up to Jan 26, will have rain, he predicted.
Strong north-west gusts of 25 to 34 knots are expected today, causing rough seas.
The forecast is for all coastal waters of the northern PNG-Indonesian border to Vanimo, Wewak, Manus and the Bismarck Sea.
All small craft and boats are advised to take necessary precautions before going out to sea.