Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Apr 231617 UTC. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving to the north of Western Kiribati and extends eastwards over Northern Line Islands. Meanwhile, another trough of low pressure with assocaited cloud and showers lies in the vicinity of Phoenix Islands Forecast to midnight tonight for Kiribati Moderate easterly winds, fresh at times. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate northeasterly swells. Western Kiribati: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms about and north of Butaritari. Cloudy with some showers and possible thunderstorms elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Southern Line Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Brief showers. Phoenix Islands: Some showers. Northern Line Islands: Some showers Southern Line Islands: Brief showers For Tarawa: Cloudy periods with some showers and possible thunderstorms. Further outlook: Some showers. For Banaba: Cloudy periods with brief showers. Moderate easterly winds. Moderate seas. Further outlook: Fine apart from brief showers.

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