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.

 

Swell – Advisory #11:

A swell advisory remains in force over the Northern Line and Phoenix Islands. The public is advised to take precautions to minimize possible impacts.

 

 

MORNING  WEATHER  FORECAST  FOR  THE  NORTHERN  LINE  AND  PHOENIX  GROUPS  ISSUED  FROM  THE KIRIBATI  METEOROLOGICAL  SERVICE  IN  BETIO  AT  12:00-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 now far south-west of the Phoenix Group, but very close to the Southern Gilbert Islands.

 

WASHINGTON:

Gentle to  moderate easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Today: Sunny apart from a few showers possible.

Tonight: Fine apart from brief showers.

 

FANNING:

Gentle to  moderate easterly winds of 7 to 15 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Today: Sunny apart from a few showers possible.

Tonight: Becoming cloudy.

 

CHRISTMAS:

Gentle to moderate easterly winds of 6 to 15 knots and fresh at times to 17 knots.

Slight to moderate seas.

Today: Cloudy.

Tonight: Mostly fine.

 

CANTON:

Gentle to moderate north-easterly winds of 6 to 16 knots and fresh at times to 19 knots.

Moderate seas.

Today: Some showers about and south of Canton.

Tonight: Mostly fine.

  

MOON PHASE:

Three days after new moon.

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS:

Tide High Low High
Time 06;37 am 01:51 pm 06:32 pm
Height (feet) 2.9 ft 0.3 ft 1.4 ft

 

TIDE PREDICTIONS FOR CANTON:

Tide High Low High
Time 08:53 am 02:50 pm 09:02 pm
Height (feet) 2.7 ft 0.6 ft 3.1 ft

 

 

 

 

 

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