Kiribati

Kiribati and Banaba Weather Bulletin issued from NWFC Nadi Jan 220215 UTC. A STRONG WIND WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR ALL LAND AREAS AND WATERS OF WESTERN KIRIBATI IS NOW CANCELLED. Situation: The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] remains slow moving over the northern parts of Northern Line Islands. Meanwhile, an easterly wind flow prevails over the group. Forecast to midnight tomorrow for Kiribati Moderate to fresh easterly winds. Moderate to rough seas.Moderate northerly swells. Western Kiribati: Fine apart from brief showers. Northern Line islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms about and north of Fanning. Fine apart from brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Western Kiribati: Fine apart from brief showers. Northern Line Islands: Occasional showers about and north of Fanning Island. Brief showers elsewhere. Phoenix Islands: Occasional showers and few thunderstorms. Southern Line Islands: Fine apart from brief showers. For Tarawa: Fine apart from brief showers. Further outlook: Fine apart from brief showers. For Banaba: A STRONG WIND WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR ALL LAND AREAS AND WATERS OF BANABA IS NOW CANCELLED. Fine apart from brief showers. Moderate to fresh easterly winds 15 to 20 knots. Moderate to rough seas. Further outlook: Some showers.

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