Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Apr 200136 UTC. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving just north of Northern Line Islands and extends westwards over the northern parts of Western Kiribati. Forecast to midnight tomorrow for Kiribati Moderate to fresh easterly winds, gusty at times. Moderate to rough seas. Western Kiribati: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms over most places. Northern Line Islands:Cloudy periods with some showers and few thunderstorms about and north of Fannings Island. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Fine apart from brief showers Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Some showers and isolated thunderstorms about and north of Tarawa. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Northern Line Islands: Some showers and isolated thunderstorms north of Fanning. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. For Tarawa: Cloudy periods with some showers and isolated thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms becoming frequent from tonight. Further outlook: Some showers and isolated thunderstorms. For Banaba: Situation:A trough of low pressure with associated cloud and showers lies slow moving over Banaba. Occasional showers, heavy at times and few thunderstorms. Moderate easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms.

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