STORM WATCH IN SOLOMONS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (January 1, 2001 - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation/PINA Nius Online)---The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has issued a tropical disturbance watch advice, and warned of increasing winds.

The advice is in force for exposed parts of Malaita, Guadalcanal, Makira and Temotu provinces.

It came as a low pressure system continued to slowly intensify near the southern Solomon Islands.

The Meteorological Service said the system was developing monsoon southwest to northwest winds to the north and west of the center.

Winds could reach 35 knots with maximum gusts to 50 knots, it said.

For additional reports from the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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