WET SEASON SETS IN: NWS
PNG National Weather Service warns that the entire country will experience wet season.
Head of NWS, Jimmy Gomoga is urging the public to take heed and comply with the warnings issued.
“The NW monsoon season/ wet season is now well established across the country and the summer commenced on the 13th of December 2021,” said Mr Gomoga in notice posted on Facebook.
“La Nina will be short lived and last until late summer or early autumn. The impacts of La Nina on rainfall patterns will vary across PNG affecting most parts of the country. La Niña tends to increase the likelihood of above-average rainfall across much of southern parts of PNG during the wet season months whilst the greater part of New Guinea Islands region tends to receive below average rainfall. It also increases the chance of tropical cyclone activities within our region,” he said.
This week, a weak monsoon trough along the southern coastline of PNG became active, he said.
“And, a low-pressure system that developed in the Solomon Sea has developed into a Tropical Cyclone Ruby and is tracking through New Caledonia.
“This system does not pose any threat to PNG. However, it has enhanced westerly bursts/ surges near the equatorial region affecting New Guinea Islands. It is noted that the westerly bursts signals an onset of an El Nino.
“PNG National Weather Service will continue to monitor and report any developments associated with tropical cyclone activity within its areas of responsibility for the sake of our people,” he said.
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