PNG National Weather Service: El Nino Nearing its Peak

By Rositta Liosi – EMTV Online

Samuel Maihu, the Director for the Papua New Guinea National Weather Service (PNGNWS), told Post Courier the country will no longer experience any frost in the Highlands while rainfalls are experienced in most parts of the country.

The El Nino induced drought will continue for a further six to twelve months however the worst part of the weather condition has passed.   

That is not to take away from the fact that people will continue to face water and food shortages.

Maiha said the dry season occurred annually from June to October and peaked in September and during the El Nino, there was extensive drought.

He added that “For Port Moresby, it is predicted that some showers with light thunderstorms were starting on December 10 and the activity was expected to increase during the weekend.”

The PNGNWS, director said “El Nino is now near its peak but is likely to persist well into next year and people are urged to store enough water and avoid getting drought related diseases at this time.”

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