By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The Sirinumu Dam, which is the main water supply to Port Moresby city residents, will increase water capacity if current rains continue.
After two days of steady rainfall, the Sirinimu catchment is showing some signs of increasing water level.
EMTV News arrived today at the Sirinumu Dam and interviewed local residents about the water level.
The main lifeline to the Port Moresby residents has experienced severe drops in water level due to the continuous dry spell.
However, according to climatologists, the transition in the weather pattern will see Port Moresby experiencing a period of La Nina or prolonged wet season.
This will bring a substantial amount of rainfall to the Western Pacific region, including Port Moresby.
The impacts could be torrential rain, flooding and sea surges for the next couple of months into the New Year.