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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Unpredictable weather pattern in PNG to continue

The current Tropical Cyclone activities experienced in the Pacific region are actually strengthening the El Nino activities that were experienced in Southern parts of PNG.
This is from the Director of National Weather Service Mr Samuel Maiha who says, that the months of March and April were predicted to be the wettest months but the rainfall activities were less than the average rainfall expected for these months.
This means that come the month of May right through to October we will be experiencing the normal dry season period with rainfall activities to subside.
However, there will be no major activities in terms of tropical cyclones or strong wind activities affecting the country.
Mr Maiha also highlighted that the unpredictable weather pattern could have a possible greater risk with the water levels at Sirinumu Dam as we head into the dry season period with water levels expected to drop.
Meanwhile there is still good news for cash crop growers and local subsistence farmers in the country especially with the current trend of unpredictable weather patterns experience in the country and the region.
According to Mr Maiha, despite the below average rainfall experience around the country there is still chance for cash crops and food crops to survive the dry season.
He said as the country heads into the normal dry season period starting in the month of May it will not have any effect on the crops because there will be still few rainfall activities during this period. PNGFM / PNG Today

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