TD17F 30 June 2015

From Solomons Met Service:

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WATCH ADVICE NUMBER FIVE

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WATCH ADVICE NUMBER FIVE ISSUED BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE AT 7:30AM THIS MORNING ON TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2015.

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WATCH ADVICE IS CURRENT FOR ALL PROVINCES.

AT 4:00 AM THIS MORNING, A TROPICAL DEPRESSION WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1004 HECTOPASCALS WAS LOCATED NEAR 4.6 DEGREES LATITUDE SOUTH AND 161.3 DEGREES LONGITUDE EAST AND THIS IS APPROXIMATELY 220 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF MALAITA ISLAND AND 100 NAUTICAL MILES NORTHEAST  OF ONTONG JAVA ATOLLS.
THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST AT 05 KNOTS AND INTENSIFYING.

EXPECT MEAN MAXIMUM WINDS TO 25 KNOTS WITH MAXIMUM GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS, POSSIBLY INCREASING TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 50 KNOTS BY LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

GALES  WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS COULD DEVELOP ABOUT THE MALAITA, ISABEL, WESTERN, CENTRAL AND GUADALCANAL PROVINCES ON WEDNESDAY, DEPENDING ON THE MOVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM. HEAVY RAIN, WHICH COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING OR LANDSLIDES, MAY OCCUR OVER THESE PROVINCES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

SEAS WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WITH MODERATE SWELLS AND COASTAL FLOODING WITH HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.

PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AS BAD WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION POSES THREATS TO LIVES AND PROPERTIES.

PLEASE LISTEN TO ALL RADIO OUTLETS FOR FURTHER ADVICES.

THE NEXT ADVICE WILL BE ISSUED AT 3:30PM THIS AFTERNOON.

DATE: 30TH JUNE 2015.

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Here is windyty.com view of GFZ data forecast for  WEDNESDAY 1 July  11am Solomons time

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Shows the  twinning of tropical depressions caused by a burst of near equatorial westerly winds

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