Public and Marine Severe Weather Information Number Ten (C10) for Samoa

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PUBLIC AND MARINE SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER TEN (C10) FOR SAMOA

ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 PM WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER 2020.

VALID: WIND WARNING
VALID: HEAVY RAIN WARNING
VALID: MARINE WARNING
VALID: FLOOD WARNING
VALID: COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY
VALID: HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Tropical Cyclone Zazu Category 2 was located to the South of Niue this afternoon and continues to track southeast to its projected path with the speed of 33kph. This system may weaken within the next 24-48hours.

However, the active convergence zone remains over Samoa which links to Tropical Cyclone ZAZU (Category 2) and will continue to bring periods of heavy rain and strong gusty winds, high combined waves and swells, flooding to all major rivers and vulnerable locations. All warnings and advisories remain in effect for all of Samoa.

 

Potential Impacts:

Heavy downpours with poor visibility, gusty winds, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, pooling near roadsides and waterways. Very rough seas and high surf, with possible coastal flooding to exposed locations. River overflows and landslides.

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