17 Jun 2016

Cyclone early warning station to open in Solomons

3:36 pm on 17 June 2016

A new weather station designed to provide early warnings of cyclones will be opened next week in Solomon Islands.

The manned station in Tingoa on Rennell Island is part of the government's policy of expanding the country's early warning service.

The Director of Meteorology, David Hiriasia, said the southern Rennell and Bellona province was a cyclone prone area.

Mr Hiriasia claimed the Tingoa weather station would provide vital weather information for the country and the region in terms of cyclone formation and tracking.

The station will be commissioned on June the 22nd.