We are not just another news website, infact we are a voice - your voice, the indegenious people's voice. FIJI’s contemporary politics has always been laced with racial overtones, even in the midst of the current Fiji First... By Alfred Sasako We strive to keep you informed at the same time provide an avenue to express your opinions and have your voice heard on issues concerning you. Strong Wind Warnings; Warning to Mariners; Cyclone Warnings; Feel free to write to us just about anything at. of the year. This... By EDDIE OSIFELO Tropical Cyclone RITA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability. The Solomon Islands Herald's mission is to deliver balance stories to local citizens. Oscillation (ENSO) is at neutral (nor El Niño, neither La Niño), forecasted Tropical Cyclone "Harold" remains active over the Solomon Sea after it made landfall over the San Cristobal Island on April 2, 2020. Flooding has affected over 22,000 people in the Solomon Islands after days of heavy rain that began in late December. This means that there is more than a 20% chance of potentially-damaging wind speeds in your project area in the next 10 years. On 1st April 2020, a tropical low was formed centered between the Solomon Islands and the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea. Pacific. Solomon Islands Climate. For more information, please kindly contact the Director, FORMER Prime Minister Rick Hou says he’s not surprised with the Government’s Redirection Policy and the 2021 Budget. That means at least one to two TCs are expected for the upcoming cyclone season indicating significant risk of tropical cyclone impacts. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving eastward over the sea, slightly strengthening, with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h (Tropical Storm). (Prov. THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has made another ministerial reshuffle this week before Christmas period. Moderate Tropical Storm Eketsang killed 27 people in Madagascar in late-January. According to the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department, at 5pm local time, the low pressure near Solomon Islands was named Tropical Cyclone Rita as it developed into a category one system. CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) positive cases in Solomon Islands drop to ‘four’. CHIEF Electoral Officer Jane Waetara urges media to report with facts and responsibility in order to avoid mis-information and panic. See NIWA’s Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the 2020-2021 Season. MINISTER of Education and Human Resources, Lanelle Tanangada used her motion of sine die speech in parliament to defend “women in politics”. Solomon Islands THE Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT), the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and... BY BARNABAS MANEBONA that the number of cyclones could be more than anticipated. Speaking at the sine die... By EDDIE OSIFELO BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II — Picture obtained from social media via Reuters. Essentially, note that regional TC forecast for the entire Southwest Regularly monitor the Joint Typhoon Warning Center website, as well as meteorological services for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, all of which issue their own local warnings about specific weather events. English Situation Report on Solomon Islands about Tropical Cyclone; published on 28 Nov 2019 by Govt. Tropical Cyclone Important Information Tropical Cyclone Tracks Tropical Cyclone Portal Link Warnings. Later, BOM upgraded the tropical low into a Category 1 tropical cyclone, and named it Harold. The month of January was inactive, with only eight tropical cyclones forming, of which five were named. A new Tropical Cyclone named FIFTEEN formed on 12 February over the northern Coral Sea, west of Vanuatu and south of Solomon Islands and started moving eastward offshore. The airline had previously suspended... By EDDIE OSIFELO IN a year the Government struggles to collect revenue, Finance minister Harry Kuma in... Government reshuffles ministers ahead of Christmas The Solomon Islands, lying within 12 degrees latitude of the equator and more than 1500km from the nearest continent, has a climate typical of many tropical areas, being characterised by high and rather uniform temperature and humidity and, in most areas, abundant rainfall in all months. This expectation for tropical cyclone activity is close to normal for the region, but with elevated activity east of the International Date Line especially during the late season between February and April. The director of the National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates, said there were no casualties. Heavy rain was reported in parts of the islands from 27 December. Tropical Cyclone "Harold" lashed Tonga on Thursday, April 9, 2020, after leaving major destruction across the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji. All stakeholders and island communities in the Solomon A former British Protectorate, the Solomon Islands achieved independence in 1978. Super cyclone Yasa flattened entire villages as it tore through Fiji, with one person reported dead -- a 46-year-old farmer from the Labasa region of Vanua Levu, who died when a wall of his house collapsed on top of him. Harold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific tropical cyclone … The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Fiji was hit by by tropical cyclone Sarai in Viseisei in December 2019. Storm damage in the Solomon Islands, January 2019. This may potentially elevate the risk of TC impacts for the Solomon LMOC is the governance body to oversight the Labour Mobility Unit and... PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has been applauded for championing the fight against Malaria in the Pacific region. Following this, about 28 people aboard a ferry went missing due to rough seas. The storm formed near the Solomon Islands, where 27 people were reportedly thrown overboard and killed when a packed ferry headed off into dicey waters. Islands should prepare for the coming Tropical Cyclone season–November 2019 to around the central pacific. Solomon Islands is a Melanesian archipelago in the southwest Pacific Ocean comprising two volcanic chains of six major islands, and many hundreds of outer islands and atolls. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela highlighted this during his discussions with... Kuma exempts Sino Capital from paying $1.9m to Gov’t The cyclone started near Solomon Islands two weeks ago, bringing heavy rain and rough seas. The victims were swept off a ferry that defied cyclone warnings. HUNDREDS of applications for the Government’s Economic Stimulus Package have been approved by the ESP Committe. Though the present status of the El Niño Southern BY BARNABAS MANEBONAA ‘tropical cyclone warning’ has been issued for Solomon Islands.Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) issuing Tropical Cyclone warning ‘number one’ yesterday evening said the special weather bulletin is now upgraded to ‘tropical cyclone warning’, and is current for all provinces in the country.Having heavy rain warnings issued throughout this week leading up to the Tropical Cyclone warning, people are advised to seriously take precautionary measures as such bad weather has the potential to impact lives and properties.“At 8pm this evening [yesterday], tropical cyclone Harold (category one) with a central pressure of 997 hectopascals was located near 9.8 degrees latitude south and 156.8 degrees longitude east. Cyclone Harold is a category five storm - the most severe - and has already killed 27 people in the neighbouring Solomon Islands. between November 2019 and April 2020 is near to normal. The Opposition Leader, Hon. This outlook is based on conducive atmosphere and ocean Essentially, note that regional TC forecast for the entire Southwest Pacific cyclone basin, including Solomon Islands region, is expected to be higher with more … higher with more than 1 to 2 events expected. Arrival of GeneXpert calibration kits and cartridges will support expansion of Covid-19 testing to... Australian High Commissioner visits Rove Corrections. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is now threatened by cyclone Yasa. 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The Director of National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates. The cyclone, which formed over Eastern Papua New Guinea on April 1, moved slowly southeast across the Pacific, passing over the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga, before dying down 10 days later. The tropical cyclone (TC) outlook for Solomon Islands You have entered an incorrect email address! Minister of Finance... Half of 31-man soccer delegation held back for further processing during the early stages of TC formation and also note that the peak of the wet THE Labour Mobility Oversight Committee (LMOC) has an important role in Labour mobility. Writing on the DevPolicy blog today, Dr Transform Aquora says: “The ship was transporting Honiara residents seeking refuge from COVID-19 (at the advice of government) in the village at West Are Are, one of the Districts in Malaita Province. Although, communities might experience some rain conditions Harold is the 8 th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. The views are breathtaking any direction one looks. The sun was high and the cool mountain breeze brushed against the trickling water of the Fiu River. DEVELOPMENT Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) has lent out $51.5 million to different clients since its inception early this year. impacts. coming season, climate models indicates potential warming in ocean temperature April 2020 and listen out on SIBC, FM Stations and other media organisations. By EDDIE OSIFELO A statement from the Committee emphasised that approval for... SOLOMON Airlines has announced a further extension of the suspension of regular scheduled international passenger flights, to March 27, 2021. The tropical cyclone (TC) outlook for Solomon Islands between November 2019 and April 2020 is near to normal. conditions in historical record that are similar to the 2019/2020 season. This is located approximately 71 nautical miles (132 kilometres) southwest of Rendova Island, Western Province,” issue SIMS.“Cyclone Harold is moving east south east at 05 knots towards Rennel and Bellona province and strengthening.“Gale force winds (34 to 47 knots) (63-87 kilometres per hour) with maximum gust of 50-55 knots are expected to affect Western, Guadalcanal, Central, South Malaita, Makira and Rennel Bellona provinces with rough seas and moderate to heavy swells (2.5 – 4.0 metres) and potential coastal flooding.“Expect winds of 25-33 knots over remaining waters and land areas. That means at least one to two TCs are expected for the Weather Alert: Potential for Development of a Tropical Cyclone in/around Vanuatu Group (December 11, 2020) Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, covering Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu In the area you have selected (Solomon Islands) cyclone (also known as hurricane or typhoon) hazard is classified as high according to the information that is currently available. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Harold over the Solomon Islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean on April 3, 2020. PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare pay ‘homage’ to everyone in the country for patience and ongoing support to the work government is doing... BY BARNABAS MANEBONA Tropical Cyclone Ann was a small and relatively weak off-season tropical cyclone that brought minor impacts to the Solomon Islands, Far North Queensland and coastal regions of the Northern Territory's Top End during May 2019. The site is... Constituency Development Fund and Shipping grant and buying votes Menu. Sat 7 Dec 2019 18.00 EST Last modified on Mon 16 Dec 2019 12.54 EST. NIWA and MetService analyses indicate 9 to 12 named tropical cyclones (TC) could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2019 and April 2020. Meteorological source : GDACS (JTWC) ... Solomon Islands: 2: 24 Nov 2019 06:00: 111: 30 thousand: No people: Solomon Islands: 3: 24 Nov 2019 12:00: 120: 30 thousand: No people: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu: 4: Extreme Rainfall is expected even without a TC event especially David Hiriasia at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services on: Email: [email protected] Visit us: www.met.gov.sb, SIMS Pacific cyclone basin, including Solomon Islands region, is expected to be Solomon Islands sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016 election of Tsai Ing-wen, as China raises pressure. The population of 669,823 (World Bank, 2019) is young, dispersed, and multi-lingual. Do not attempt to cross rivers and large streams of unknown depth.“People should take precautionary measures as such bad weather have the potential to impact lives and properties.“Please listen to SIBC and all media outlets for further updates.“The next cyclone warning will be issued at 1:30 am early tomorrow [today] morning.”It was made known since last year October 2019 by Met Service that the Tropical cyclone (TC) outlook for Solomon Islands between November 2019 and April 2020 is near to normal, meaning at least one to two TCs are expected indicating significant risk of impacts.In early March this year, heavy wet weather patterns led to deaths, destruction of infrastructure, closure and evacuation of some schools, sequential water cuts in Honiara, soaring prices in the market, flooding and damages to lots of gardens and properties.Just yesterday experiencing the heavy rain throughout the country, there were again few reports of infrastructures such as bridges being damaged. More than 850,000 Fijians were trapped in inky darkness on Thursday, hunkered down against the ravages of Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Cyclone simulation demonstrates community preparedness in the Solomon Islands It was a fine morning on the hills of Central Kwara’ae in the Solomon Islands. Examples of systems recorded outside of seasons are TCs Namu on May 1986 and Raquel in July 2015. upcoming cyclone season indicating significant risk of tropical cyclone SUVA, Dec 16 — Tropical Cyclone Yasa has intensified into a top-of-the-scale category five super-storm in the Pacific and remains on track to hit Fiji this week, forecasters said today. However, Tropical Storm Pabuk was the earliest-forming tropical storm of the western Pacific Ocean on record, breaking the previous record held by Typhoon Alice in 1979. This... Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. THE Leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale, has labelled the Sino Capital logging company saga a can of worms, now that the lid has been... Solomon Islands government receives World Bank support for covid-19 start their planning for the coming TC season. Pabuk killed 10 people in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, causing $151 million (US$2019) in damage. official Facebook page (Solomon Islands Met Office (Weather and Climate OLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, 2019 Practice in Motion! Foreign leaders and donor partners have particularly commended... PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has told a high-level roundtable meeting at the UNGA that Solomon Islands has reduced the number of malaria cases over... PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities. It was made known since last year October 2019 by Met Service that the Tropical cyclone (TC) outlook for Solomon Islands between November 2019 and April 2020 is near to normal, meaning at least one to two TCs are expected indicating significant risk of impacts. 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Harold is the first Category 5 severe tropical cyclone to form in the South Pacific basin since 2018 and so far the strongest storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. I write this Column sitting atop perhaps the highest hill in Auki on Malaita. over some parts of the country at times, people should not be complacent but Severe Tropical Cyclone Tino was a tropical cyclone which itself and an associated convergence zone caused significant damage across ten island nations in the South Pacific Ocean during January 2020. This indicates the possibility Information) and www.mecdm.gov.sb. By CHARLES KADAMANA Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. season is usually from January to March. Solomon Islands Climate in Brief 3 Months Rainfall Outlook ENSO update MALACLIM Climate Trends - Data Portal Link Ocean Services. Wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability that are similar to the season. 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