Disaster authorities in Solomon Islands are urging people to take precautions as widespread flooding grips the capital.
The director of the disaster management office Loti Yates said torrential rain, which began last night, is continuing in Honiara and also affecting other provinces.
Mr Yates said his office is issuing public safety advisories in anticipation of major flooding across the country.
The Solomon Islands Metservice has yet to issue any public alerts but Mr Yates said things could become quite serious if the downpour continues.
He said already you could easily paddle a canoe around the streets of the capital.