Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi May 281605 UTC. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving over the northern parts of Western Kiribati and extends eastwards over to the Northern Line Islands. Forecast to midnight tonight for Kiribati Moderate to fresh easterly winds, gusty at times. Moderate to rough seas. Western Kiribati: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms about and south of Beru. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Some showers. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms north of Palmyra Island. Fine elsewhere. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Brief showers. Phoenix Islands: Brief showers. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers north of Fanning Island. Brief showers elsewhere. Southern Line Islands: Brief showers. For Tarawa: Fine. Further outlook: Fine. For Banaba: Situation: A trough of low pressure lies slow moving over Banaba. Some showers and few thunderstorms. Moderate to fresh easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Brief showers.

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