PNG National Weather Service (PNG NWS)

Weather service staff end strike

This was the result of a consensus reached with the Department of Transport.

Secretary of Transport Department, Roy Mumu, identified that the core issue has been the outdated salary structure for the last 9 years, which has been used to pay the weather officers.

Mumu said this issue will be further dissected by revising the salary structure, identifying the affected staff and implementing adjustments accordingly.

​Coastal waters: Strong wind warning issued

Strong winds will also affect Finschhafen and Siassi islands in Morobe Province, West New Britain, Manus and Bougainville.

The PNG National Weather Service (PNG NWS) issued the warning this morning, urging people to take extra precaution when going out to sea.

PNG NWS reports that strong southeast winds of 25/34 knots are expected to continue for the next 24 hours, causing rough seas and high wind waves.