29 Nov 2016

Heavy rain as tropical low moves through Solomons

2:52 pm on 29 November 2016

There are reports of flooding and landslides in at least two provinces in Solomon Islands as heavy rain moves across the country.

A tropical low is about 600 kilometres west-southwest of Rennell, and is moving southeast.

A heavy rain warning is in force for all provinces.

The meteorological service says people in low lying areas by rivers and streams should prepare for possible flooding and landslides.

Disaster officials say there are no confirmed fatalities after landslides in the capital, Honiara.

In New Caledonia, a rain warning is in force for the main island.

In Canala, schools have been closed today and events scheduled for Thursday called off.

This comes a week after heavy rain caused slips, killing eight people on the main island's east coast.