16 Feb 2017

Rain warning issued for New Caledonia

2:03 pm on 16 February 2017

An orange alert has been issued in New Caledonia for unusually heavy rain in the south of the main island.

Torrential rain in New Caledonia caused widespread destruction on the main island's east coast.

Torrential rain in New Caledonia caused widespread destruction on the main island's east coast in 2016. Photo: AFP

A low pressure is affecting the entire territory and a rain warning is in force for the rest of the territory, including the Loyalty Islands.

Last week, rain caused major disruptions along the east coast.

In November, rain triggered huge landslides, killing eight people.

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