Intense High Pressure System South of Samoa

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Sattelite image, 4.45am 01 June 2020.

 

As Samoa prepares for its first virtual Independence Celebration, the Samoa Met Service has issued Severe Weather Information No.1 to advise that:

WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFECT FOR SOUTHERN PARTS AND HIGHLANDS… and  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT

“An intense high pressure to the South of Samoa directs a moist and fresh to strong northeast winds across Samoa. The fresh to strong winds is expected to reach the wind advisory threshold and elevates swell heights to above the threshold. This warrants the issue of the Wind and Small Craft Advisory”.

Potential Impacts:

Poor visibility during showers, strong and gusty winds and rough seas.

Independence Day Weather Forecast:

FA’AMATALAGA O UIGA LOULOUĀ OLE TAU NUMERA TASI (1) – VAEGA FAATUPULAIA O PEĀU MAMAFA O LE ‘EA FA’AMAUINA E LE OFISA O LE VA’AI-TAU I LE ITULA E 5:00 I LE AFIAFI NEI – ASO SA 31 ME 2020

… FAUTUAGA MO SAVILI MALOLOSI UA FA’AMALOSIA MO VAEGA I SAUTE FAAPEA
VAEGA MAUALULUGA O LE ATUNUU.

…FAUTUAGA MO PAOPAO MA ALIA FAGOTA UA FAAMALOSIA MO OGASAMI
TAALAELAE UMA O SAMOA…

 

Sattelite image, 4.45am 01 June 2020.