Natural disasters

Being so close to the equator, Nauru does not experience tropical cyclones. However, during the wet season, which normally runs from November to April, strong winds and sea swells are sometimes experienced.

Nauru is subject to periodic spells of drought. These can be severe. During times of drought water restrictions may be put in place.

During the wet season from November to April, strong winds, sea swells and tropical cyclones sometimes occur. Monitor regional and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation and the Fiji Meteorological Service Fiji Meteorological Service, and checking local newspapers and local radio.