Warning to seafarers over strong winds in Bismark


Manus has been experiencing gale-force winds which are expected to continue until Friday, according to the weather office.
“Much stronger winds are expected around the Bismarck Sea,” assistant director of the National Weather Service Jimmy Gomoga says.
The Bismarck Sea area included East Sepik, West Sepik, parts of Madang, all of Manus and northern parts of New Ireland. Seafarers are warned when travelling between Manus, Madang and Wewak about strong winds and rough seas.
According to the weather office, weak La Nina weather pattern is still being experienced so it is causing relatively dry conditions on the eastern centres of the country and wet on the western parts of the mainland.
Most centres in the country have received rain except for the southern parts of southern region, mainly Central and Milne Bay.
Heavy showers have been forecast for Manus and New Ireland this week, drizzles in Vanimo and Wewak and little or no rain in West New Britain and Bougainville.
Most parts of the Highlands have experienced rain and Chimbu and Jiwaka people are advised to be cautious of landslides.
This month is expected to bring rain to Port Moresby and Central, the weather office said.
The office advised that weather changes, especially rain and strong winds, were likely to happen suddenly over the next few weeks.