Flooding and landslide: SI NDMO/NEOC Situation Report Number 4
Flash Floods and Landslides affected parts of Makira Ulawa Province. This was the result of very heavy rain that was experienced in the Province over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of June 2012. There has not been any major weather related reasons that analysts from Solomon Islands Met Service could verify as to the cause of the heavy rain.
However, we are certain that during the period leading to the dates of the heavy rain, there has been a Trough lies to the South of the Solomon Islands with a general Easterly trades wind flow that persists over the Solomon Islands. Rainfall data supplied by the SIMS Climatology Section, obtained from the Volunteer Station located in Kira Kira has indicated that Flash Flood occurred in the early hours of Saturday 2nd June 2012. This was due to excess rainfall which exceeds 241.2mm.