Yandina, Solomon Islands

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Yandina
Town
Yandina is located in Solomon Islands
Yandina
Yandina
Location
Coordinates: 9°7′S 159°13′E / 9.117°S 159.217°E / -9.117; 159.217Coordinates: 9°7′S 159°13′E / 9.117°S 159.217°E / -9.117; 159.217
Country  Solomon Islands
Province Central Province
Island Mbanika
Time zone UTC (UTC+11)

Yandina is a town on Mbanika Island in the Russell Islands, in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands. It is a port, and an airport (ICAO code: AGGY, IATA code: XYA). Yandina is the site of a copra and cocoa plantation and has basic services such as a store, post office, and rest house.

The Yandina police station was the scene of one of the opening events of the ethnic tensions, where a group of men raided the armoury and stole high powered weapons and ammunition. The group involved became known as the Guadalcanal Revolutionary Army, and later as Isatabu Freedom Movement.

Yandina is the site of one of the RAMSI posts. Yandina is also known as a diving destination.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yandina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
31
(88)
31
(87)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(87)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(88)
30.7
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(74)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(74)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 290
(11.4)
371
(14.6)
612
(24.1)
132
(5.2)
230
(9)
114
(4.5)
280
(11)
150
(6)
147
(5.8)
173
(6.8)
315
(12.4)
213
(8.4)
3,027
(119.2)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Yandina, Solomon Islands". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.