Seasonal forecasts (for next few months) for sea levels and rainfall for Kosrae produced by the Pacific ENSO Applications Centre suggest that:
- Sea-level in the region around Kosrae will tend to be around 3 inches higher than normal for the period September, October and November. This means all tide levels will be pushed up by 3 inches.
- For the next several months, weak easterly winds should dominate in Kosrae. Areas of disturbed weather should episodically affect Kosrae during the remainder of the year, with monthly rainfall totals running near average.
- No adverse tropical cyclone activity is expected for Kosrae during the remaining months of 2013. Any development should be well north of the island.
Further information is available from the Pacific ENSO Update newsletter.
The tide calendars for June, July and and August (tide prediction + seasonal sea-level forecast), are now available in both English and Kosraean. These can be downloaded below:
The three month seasonal forecast of highest daily tides and dates of extremely high tides is only available in English: Sept-Nov-Seasonal-2013
High tide levels are likely to be more modest in September and October with the highest tide levels and hence greater possibility of coastal flooding, particularly if large waves occur over the same period) likely to occur between the 03 – 06 November and 18 – 19 November.
Copies of the tide calendars can also be obtained from the KIRMA office in Tofol.