Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Mar 281534 UTC. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving over the northern parts of Western Kiribati. Meanwhile another trough of low pressure lies slow moving just to the north of Northern Line Islands. Forecast to midnight tonight for Kiribati Moderate easterly winds, fresh and gusty at times. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate northeasterly swells. Western Kiribati: Occasional showers, heavy at times and few thunderstorms over and north of Tarawa. Cloudy periods with brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. Northern Line Islands: Cloudy periods with some showers and few thunderstorms north of Fannings. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms over and north of Butaritari. Elsewhere, cloudy periods with brief showers Phoenix Islands: Brief showers. Northern Line Islands: Some showers and few thunderstorms over most places.  Southern Line Islands: Brief showers. For Tarawa: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Further outlook: Showers gradually easing. For Banaba: Cloudy periods with some showers and few thunderstorms. Showers easing later today. Moderate northeast winds, fresh at times. Moderate to rough seas. Moderate northerly swells. Further outlook: Fine apart from brief showers.

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