11 Apr 2015

Cyclone watch cancelled for Solomons

10:22 am on 11 April 2015

The Solomon Islands Meteorological service says all tropical cyclone watch advices for the category two cyclone Solo has been cancelled.

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

It says advisories for Rennell and Bellona, Makira, Temotu and Guadalcanal provinces are now cancelled.

Tropical cyclone Solo is now over 450 kilometres south of Rennell island.

The met service says Solo is moving southeast at 16 kilometres an hour, and on its current movement, cyclone Solo will start to move further away from the southern Solomon Islands.

It says expect northeast to northwest winds between 27 to 46 kilometres an hour with moderate to rough seas and moderate swells over Rennell and Bellona, South Makira and South Guadalcanal but will slowly ease.

It says expect west to northwest winds of 18 to 37 kilometres an hour with slight to moderate seas over the remaining provinces and islands.