Heavy Rain Warning for Samoa Caused by Active Convergence Zone

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Image: AccuWeather satellite, 11:40pm Sun 16 January 2022.

Update as at 12:30am Monday 17 January 2021.

UIGA LOULOUĀ O LE TAU| SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE
12:30AM, Monday 17 January 2022.
🔴HEAVY RAIN WARNING
🔴FLOOD WARNING
🟠WIND ADVISORY
🟠MARINE ADVISORY

The active convergence zone continues to linger within our forecast zone and is generating thunderstorms and heavy falls in the vicinity of the group. The risk for flooding is elevated through the night as more precipitation is observed. Strong wind gusts are possible during showers at some areas. The above advisories and warnings remain valid over Land and over Water for the next 12 hours.

Potential impacts: Poor visibility, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes, pooling near roadsides and waterways. Strong and gusty winds at times. Possible river overflows and landslides. Very rough seas.

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🔴LAPATA’IGA O TIMUGA MAMAFA
🔴LAPATA’IGA MO LOLOGA
🟠FAUTUAGA O SAVILI MALOLOSI
🟠FAUTUAGA MO OGASAMI

O lo’o tumau pea ona a’afia le Atunu’u i uiga loulouā e āfua mai se vaega fa’atupula’ia o fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga. E maitauina pea ma le toto’a le iai pea o uila ma faititili i luga o Samoa ma o le a maualuga ai se avanoa e alia’e ai lologa ma tafega i nofoaga e a’afia-gofie. A o’o ina timu e ono malosi le savili fa’ata’uta’u i nisi o vaega. O le a fa’amalosia pea Lapata’iga ma Fautuaga uma o lo’o tā’ua i luga mo laufanua ma ogāsami o Samoa mo le 12 itula o lumana’i nei.

A’afiaga e ono iai mo le Atunu’u: E puaoa ma mase’ese’e auala i nofoaga maualuluga, ma e lolovaia nofoaga i tafatafāala. E malolosi ma fa’ata’uta’u savili i nisi o taimi. E ono malosi le tatafe o vaitafe, ma ele’ele solo. E puaoa ma sousou le sami.

Image: AccuWeather satellite, 11:40pm Sun 16 Jan 2022.

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

Samoa Meteorological Services are also monitoring the situation in Tonga and issued the following statement at midnight.

SAMOA METEOROLOGY DIVISION
TSUNAMI ADVISORY Number 06 ISSUED AT: 12:00 am. DATE: Monday 17/01/2022

TSUNAMI ADVISORY

A volcanic eruption occurred within the Tongan Region, on Saturday 15th January at 5:26 pm (Samoa Local Time)

Tsunami advisory remains in effect for all Samoa’s coastal areas.

Due to unpredictable nature of this event, the public is therefore advised to take extra precautions when attending coastal activities for safety until further notice.

BULLETINS ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGY DIVISION REPRESENT THE OFFICIAL WARNING STATUS FOR SAMOA.

The next bulletin will be issued at 06:00am

OFISA VAAI TAU SAMOA
FAUTUAGA MO SUNAMI Numera 06 FAAMAUINA ILE ITULA E 12:00 am i le Aso Gafua 17/01/2022

FAUTUAGA MO SE SUNAMI

O le Maugamῡ na afua mai i ogasami o Toga i le itula e 5:26 i le afiafi o le aso Toonai 15 o Ianuari 2022.

The Vailima International Marist 7s is scheduled for last weekend of February 2022.

O loo tumau pea fautuaga mo le mamalu o le Atunuu ina ia silasila toto’a i le tai a o fai gaioiga fuafuaina mo le gataifale mo le saogalemu se’ia toe maua atu se isi fa’aaliga.

(O PULETINI UMA E TU’UINA ATU E LE OFISA O LE VA’AI TAU, O PULETINI ALOA’IA IA MO SAMOA MO LE SAOGALEMU)

O le isi puletini o le a tuuina atu i le 06:00 i le vaveao nei.