Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Aug 171511 UTC. Situation: The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone remains slow moving over Northern Line Islands and gradually moving extending west. Meanwhile, a broad 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: Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers and few thundesrtorms north of Fanning 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 few thunderstorms. Northern Line Islands: Some showers and few thunderstorms about and north of Fanning island. Brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Some showers. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. For Tarawa: Cloudy periods with isolated showers. Further outlook: Some showers and few thunderstorms. For Banaba: Fine apart from brief showers. Showers and thunderstorms developing from east later today. Moderate to fresh easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Showers and thunderstorms.

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