TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CANCELLATION

 

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CANCELLATION ISSUED BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE AT 7:30PM THIS EVENING ON TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2019.

 

ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS CURRENT FOR TEMOTU PROVINCE ARE NOW CANCELLED.

 

AT 5:00PM THIS EVENING, TROPICAL CYCLONE RITA (CATEGORY 1) WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 999 HECTOPASCALS WAS LOCATED NEAR 14.7 DEGREES LATITUDE SOUTH AND 169.9 DEGREES LONGITUDE EAST. THIS IS APPROXIMATELY 106 NAUTICAL MILES (196 KILOMETRES) NORTH-NORTHEAST OF MAEWO ISLAND, VANUATU.

 

THE CYCLONE IS MOVING TOWARDS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 09 KNOTS TOWARDS CENTRAL VANUATU FURTHER AWAY FROM THE SOLOMON ISLANDS. 

 

WINDS OVER 33KNOTS (61 KILOMETRES PER HOUR) ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED OVER THE SOUHERN TEMOTU WATERS.

 

HOWEVER SEAS WILL STILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WITH MODERATE SWELLS BUT SLOWLY DECREASING.                   

 

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL INFORMATION FOR CYCLONE RITA UNLESS ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY IS UNDER THREAT AGAIN.

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