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May, June and July tide predictions and seasonal sea level forecasts

Sea levels continue to fall around Kosrae as El Nino conditions continue. It is estimated that sea levels and hence tide levels may be between 6 to 8 inches lower than normal over the next three months resulting in lower … Continue reading

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El Nino conditions now occurring

Strong El Nino conditions are still occurring across the Pacific region. This 2015/16 El Nino is now one of the top 3 strongest events of the last 40 years, similar in strength to the 1982/83 and 1997/98 events. Over the next few months … Continue reading

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Kosrae “Vital Access” video launched

A new video showcasing some of the climate change adaptation activities on Kosrae was launched in Samoa at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable on Tuesday 12 May.  

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Tropical Storm Dolphin damage pictures

Over the night of Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May Tropical Depression 07W / Tropical Storm Dolphin caused wind damage to vegetation and light structures across Kosrae, as well as flooding of property in Utwe due to large swell. Some initial … Continue reading

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Tropical Depression 07 passing close to Kosrae

Over the night of Friday 8th May and through Saturday 9th May Tropical Depression Seven is going to pass close to the west of Kosrae. The current wind patterns on Friday evening are shown below. The tropical depression has been … Continue reading

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April and May 2015 tide predictions and seasonal sea-level forecasts

Sea levels in the western Pacific are continuing to fall as El Nino conditions continue to threaten with about a 45% chance of El Nino occurring between March and May increasing to around 60% in June to April. Sea level … Continue reading

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December 2014 to February 2015 Tide Tables

Sea levels in the western Pacific have been falling over the last few months which is in keeping with the El Nino conditions that are developing. El Nino tends to result in lower sea levels on Kosrae. It is likely … Continue reading

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Pacific ENSO update for Kosrae (Dec 2014 to Feb 2015)

The latest Pacific ENSO Update bulleting whas just been released and can be downloaded from http://www.prh.noaa.gov/peac/update.php The Kosrae information is summarised below: 2014 climate information The total rainfall for the first 9 months of 2014 was slightly below average at … Continue reading

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September to November 2014 tide predictions and seasonal high tide level forecasts

Mean sea levels have continued to fall over much of the western Pacific, particularly to the north and west of Kosrae (see plot below) and it is likely that tide levels will be close to normal over the next three … Continue reading

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June to August 2014 tide predictions.

Seasonal forecasts (for next few months) for sea levels were not available at the start of June from the Pacific ENSO Applications Centre (PEAC). However, mean sea levels have been falling and it is likely that tide levels will be … Continue reading

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