28 Sep 2018

Cyclone Liua, still weak, drenches Solomon Islands

9:14 am on 28 September 2018

The Solomon Islands' southern provinces are being drenched by heavy rain this morning as Cyclone Liua continues to linger nearby.

Cyclone Liua

Cyclone Liua Photo: Twitter/ Niwa

The Cyclone, a category one, is about 100km south-southwest of Makira as it slowly moves out to sea.

It is no longer forecast to strengthen into a category two storm.

The cyclone is carrying low winds but authorities are concerned about the high amounts of rain being unleashed on an already saturated country.

The weather is forecast to slowly improve today as the cyclone moves away.

Cyclone Liua is the first September cyclone in the South Pacific in 68 years.

Cyclone season in this part of the world does not normally start until November.