Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Oct 191557 UTC. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving over the northern parts of Northern Line Islands and north of Western Kiribati. Meanwhile, a moist easterly wind flow prevails over the country. Forecast to midnight tonight for Kiribati Moderate to fresh easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas. For Western Kiribati: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms about and north of Butaritari. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms about and north of Fanning. Cloudy periods with some showers elsewhere. Phoenix Island: Fine apart from brief showers. Southern Line Islands: Brief showers. Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Occasional showers about and north of Butaritari. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Northern Line Islands: Some showers and isolated thunderstorms about and north of Fanning Island. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Brief showers. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. For Tarawa: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Some showers. For Banaba: Cloudy periods with few showers. Moderate easterly winds, fresh at times. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Brief showers.

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