Friday: Northwesterly 10/20 knots tending northerly 15/25 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres by early evening. Saturday: Northerly 25/35 knots shifting west to southwesterly 30/40 knots in the morning then easing to 20/30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 10:13 EST
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.