Category 1 Cyclone Wasi Continues in its Path to the South of Samoa

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Issued by Samoa Met Office at 11pm Sat 22nd Feb:

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER THREE (3) FOR SAMOA ISSUED BY SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AT 220900 UTC OR 11.00 PM SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2020

Tropical Cyclone WASI Category 1 was located about 25 km West South West of Taga and 100 km West of Apia at 10:00 p.m. this evening. The system is slow moving East South East at a speed of 12km/hr. Winds close to the centre of Tropical Cyclone Wasi is around 83kph.

If TC Wasi continues on its projected track it will relocate at about 60km South of Tafitoala or 86 km South of Apia at 5.00 am tomorrow morning.

Tonight and Tomorrow:
Periods of rain with heavy falls and few thunderstorms.
Northwesterly winds of 63-87 kph gust up to 95kph at times. Combine waves and swells of 3-5m.

Potential Impacts:
Heavy downpours with poor visibility, strong and gusty winds with flying objects, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, strong river outflow and landslides, pooling near roadsides and waterways. Strong currents as well as rough seas and coastal inundation. Uproot breakable trees.

(The next Special Weather Bulletin will be issued at 5.00a.m tomorrow or sooner if conditions warrant)

Satellite Image taken 11pm Samoa Time.

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CATEGORY 1 (63-87kph) REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SAMOA.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAMOA; LANDSLIDE IS POSSIBLE FOR VULNERABLE AREAS.

FLOOD WARNING REMAINS FOR ALL MAJOR RIVERS AND VULNERABLE AREAS

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS EFFECTIVE FOR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS DUE TO HIGH SURF.

Heavenly Father cover Samoa with his hedge of protection.