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Solomon Islands forecasts potential of low drought

SOLOMON Island’s Meteorological Division sees potential of low drought in the country from March to May.

The possibility of country experiencing potential of low drought is according to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology’s drought monitoring map.

The Met Service said the drought outlook prediction is based on monthly analysis from its most recent data showing March to May; drought forecast will reach across the provinces.

“Drought potential for Solomon Islands in the next period, March to May is very low; no rainfall guidance is likely for most parts of the country for this period,” Met Services said.

“Meanwhile, low rainfall warning is currently predicts for Auki while the rest of the station will faces normal.”

Met Services calls communities and water climate sensitive sectors especially in Auki, Malaita province, to use water tanks or wells and water supplies with great caution.

It reported also that the country is facing wet season, which will be followed by a neutral El Nino Southern Oscillation.

Moreover, Met Agency said activities such as monsoon, South Pacific Convergence Zone and Madden Julian Oscillation may contribute to extreme events such as tropical depression.


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