East to northeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots offshore in the morning, turning northeast to northerly late morning. Winds shifting north to northwesterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon then turning northerly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres.Issued Fri 10:32 CST
11:30 EST The United Nations has sent a team of specialists to assess the stability of a tailings dam at an Australian-owned gold mine in Solomon Islands.