Active Convergence Zone Remains Within Vicinity of Samoa

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Satellite image taken 5:50am Thurs 7 Jan 2021

The latest update from Samoa Meteorological Services issued 5am this morning 7 Jan 2021.

MORNING DISTRICT FORECAST FOR SAMOA
ISSUED BY SAMOA METEOROLOGY DIVISION AT 5:30AM
THURSDAY 7TH JANUARY 2021

SITUATION: An active convergence zone remains within the vicinity of Samoa.
Associated heavy rain and thunderstorms continues to affect the group at times.
>> HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SAMOA(LANDSLIDE IS POSSIBLE AT VULNERABLE AREAS)<< >> FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL RIVERS AND VULNERABLE AREAS<<

FOR UPOLU

DISTRICTS TODAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
NORTH-NORTHWEST(FALEFA, APIA-MANONO) Periods of rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms likely. Gusty Northerly winds at times Isolated showers. Some afternoon showers. Isolated showers. Brief showers over highlands.
EAST-SOUTHWEST (ALEIPATA SAFATA, SIUMU, LEFAGA)

FOR SAVAII

DISTRICTS TODAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
EAST-NORTHEAST (SALELOLOGA-SALEAULA) Periods of rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms likely. Gusty Northerly winds at times Isolated showers. Some afternoon showers. Isolated showers. Brief showers over highlands.
NORTHWEST (AVAO-ASAU-FALEALUPO)
SOUTH (PALAULI-LATA-NEIAFU)

(Next weather update will be issued at 11:30AM today)

MARINE SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER FOUR (A04) FOR SAMOA

ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 AM

THURSDAY 07th JANUARY 2021.

VALID: MARINE ADVISORY

Latest wave observation as of this morning shows waves and swells below 2metres. However, long periods Northerly swells of more than 2.5 metres remains predicted to reach our marine waters for today into tonight towards the end of the week. This extends the issuance of the MARINE ADVISORY for all coastal to open waters of Samoa. Additionally, poor visibility and gusty winds is also anticipated as the result of the association of an active trough and convergence zone over the country.

Potential Impacts For Samoa:
Poor visibility with gusty winds at times. Strong currents as well as rough seas.

(The next severe weather information will be issued at 5:00 pm)

Satellite image taken 5:50am Thurs 7 Jan 2021