More rain and potential flooding in store for Solomons

2:33 pm on 4 January 2019

Another heavy rain warning has been issued by the Solomon Islands Met service.

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Photo: Rifilia Alex

The passing of the Cyclone Penny to the south of the country earlier has resulted in heavy rain across the Solomons over the past two weeks.

Rivers have burst and swept through villages and food gardens and crops have been damaged.

The met service director David Hiba said communities living near hill slopes or close to large rivers, streams and low lying areas needed to take safety measures.

"We continue to issue heavy rain warnings," he said.

"We still have a very active trough that is linked to the depression that is moving towards Fiji and also Tropical Cyclone Penny."

Mr Hiba said the weather was expected to clear early next week.

Cylone Penny is currently in the Coral Sea off Australia but is forecast to decrease in strength and not impact any other Pacific islands.