21st November, 2017

 

Advisory – Below Normal Rainfall:

Below Normal rainfall persists across the Kiribati islands and this condition is expected to continue in the coming months. Hence the public is advised to take this message seriously in their daily usage of fresh water and to manage and use their public rainwater tanks wisely. The public is also encouraged to provide their full support, assistance and oversight to any rainwater harvesting projects in their respective villages to allow for maximum use of rainfall from time to time.

 

 

MORNING  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  THE  GILBERT GROUP  AND  BANABA  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  05:00-AM  21-ST  NOVEMBER,  2017  AND  VALID  FROM  6-AM  THIS  MORNING  UP  TO  6-PM  IN  THE  AFTERNOON

 

SITUATION:

An area of low pressure known as a trough is over the Southern Gilbert Islands.

 

NORTHERN GILBERTS:

Light to gentle easterly winds of 3 to 5 knots.

Glassy to slight seas.

Today: Sunny.

Tonight: Cloudy with some showers.

 

TARAWA:

Light to gentle easterly winds of 3 to 5 knots.

Glassy to slight seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Tonight: Fine apart from brief morning showers.

 

SOUTHERN GILBERTS:

Light to gentle easterly winds of 4 to 8 knots.

Glassy to slight seas.

Today: Occasional showers about Tamana and Arorae with possible thunderstorms; elsewhere fine apart from isolated showers.

Tonight: Isolated showers.

 

BANABA:

Light to gentle easterly winds of 3 to 9 knots.

Glassy to slight seas.

Today: Mostly sunny.

Tonight: Brief showers.

 

MOON PHASE:

Three days after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

Tide High Low High
Time 05:38 am 11:32 am 05:50 pm
Height (meters) 2.31 0.98 2.55

 

 

 

 

 

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