Brief Heavy Falls Today and Unstable Wet Conditions Over the Weekend

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PUBLIC & MARINE SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER THREE (D03) FOR SAMOA ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 AM FRIDAY 05th FEBRUARY 2021.

VALID: HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY
VALID: FLOOD ADVISORY
VALID: MARINE ADVISORY

The moist Northeast to North wind flow continues to bring low-mid level moisture over Samoa inducing brief heavy falls for today.

Meanwhile, a convergence zone which links to a low circulation centred Northwest of Tonga will shift south-eastward near the group. These systems are predicted to maintain wet and unstable weather conditions for the weekend towards and the start of the new week.

Satellite image at 6am Friday 5 Feb 2021

Winds are also expected to increase as the aforementioned convergence zone will slowly moves near the group by Saturday. Combined waves and swells continue to remain above the advisory level for all coastal to open waters of Samoa. Therefore, for today expect periods of rain with brief heavy falls and gusty winds in showers.

Hence, all Advisories mentioned above remain enforce for all of the islands with the likelihood of upgrading of all Advisories to Warning level towards the evening.

Potential Impacts:
Foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, pooling near roadsides and waterways. River overflows and landslides. Strong currents as well as rough seas.

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

FA’AMATALAGA O UIGA LOULOUĀ OLE TAU NUMERA TOLU (D03) MO LAUFANUA & GATAIFALE O SAMOA.
FA’AMAUINA E LE OFISA O LE VĀ’AI-TAU I LE ITULA E 5:00 I LE TAEAO NEI

ASO FARAILE 05 FEPUARI 2021

FA’AMALOSIA: FAUTUAGA O TIMUGA MAMAFA
FA’AMALOSIA: FAUTUAGA O LOLOGA
FA’AMALOSIA: FAUTUAGA MO OGASAMI

O āu susū o savili o le Vaito’elau (savili mai Matū-i-Sasa’e) aga’i i le To’elau (savili mai Matū) o lo’o ufitia ai pea le atunu’u ma o lo’o ‘aumaia ao mauālalalo e ōno fa’atupula’ia ai timuga mamafa ae pupu’u i le āso fa’apea savili e fa’ata’uta’u i timuga. Ae peita’i, o se vaega fa’atupula’ia o fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga o lo’o ta’oto i Saute-i-Sisifo o Samoa ma e feso’ota’i atu i peau māmā o le ‘ea o lo’o ta’oto i Matu-i-Sisifo o Toga fa’atasi ai ao ma timuga. O nei uiga loulouā o le tau o lo’o fa’amoemoe e ōno lalata mai i le atunu’u i le fa’aiuga o le vaiaso nei aga’i i le amataga o le vaiaso fou, ma o le a tumau pea ona a’afia ai le atunu’u i uiga āuaoa ma timuga e fa’asolo ina mamafa. O le vaega fa’atupula’ia o fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga ole’ā aumaia savili e fa’asolo ina malosi mai i le Aso To’ona’i. O galu ma āuma o lo’o iai pea i le tulaga e fa’atumauina ai pea Fautuaga mo ogasami uma o le Atunu’u. Ona o ia tulaga, e alagātatau ai le fa’amalosia pea o Fautuaga uma o lo’o tā’ua i luga mo vaega uma o Samoa ma ‘e iai le avanoa e ono si’itia ai Fautuaga ma Lapata’iga i le aga’i atu i le afiafi.

A’afiaga mo le Atunu’u:
E mase’ese’e ma puaoa auala i nofoaga maualuluga, ma e lolovaia nofoaga i tafatafāala. E iai ‘ele’ele solo i nofoaga e a’afia-gofie. E sousōu ma a’ave āu o le sami.

(O le isi fa’amatalaga o uīga loulouā o le tau ole ā tu’uina atu i le itula e 5:00 i le afiafi.)