The national weather service in Papua New Guinea is urging people to take extra precaution as wild weather continues across the country.
There are reports of homes being destroyed by flooding in Morobe Province and several recent landslides have brought temporary closures to parts of the Highlands Highway.
The assistant director of the National Weather Service's forecasting and warning centre, Jimmy Gomoga, says the latest spate of bad weather in the South was brought by the low pressure system that is now Cyclone Fehi which is expected to pass to the west of New Caledonia.
Mr Gomoga is urging people to check for the latest weather warnings and updates and take precautions where necessary.
"We are expecting above level rainfalls and we should be expecting high risk of flooding in parts of the southern region. The boat operators of small crafts and also boat operators in the, from Western Gulf, Central and Milne Bay areas not to go out into the seas because there are currently very strong wind warnings," said Jimmy Gomoga.