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Strong wind warning issued

The NWS says the monsoon trough lies south of PNG with embedded tropical lows.

“Strong northwest surge of 25/34 knots, with stronger gusts reaching 48 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours, causing rough seas and high sea waves.

“All small craft and boats are advised to take necessary precautions before and after going out to sea.”

Strong wind warning for Milne Bay islands

The Papua New Guinea National Weather Service (PNGNSW) has issued a renewal strong wind warning today for all coastal waters of Milne Bay, Morobe and West New Britain.

Strong winds will affect coastal waters of Hood Point to Samarai Island including all Milne Bay islands, to Finschaffen and waters of West New Britain.

Strong northwest winds of 25/34 knots are expected to persist for the next six to 12 hours causing rough seas and high wind waves.

All small crafts and boats are advised to take necessary precautions before going out to sea.

PNG warned of tropical cyclone season ahead

The PNG National Weather Service reported that January and February will see a higher number of strong wind and tropical cyclone warnings. 

PNGNWS assistant director Jimmy Gomoga said PNG could be affected by tropical cyclones, which in the South Pacific occur from November to mid-May.

Gomoga said although tropical cyclones are likely to occur around January to March this cyclone season.