Samoa Met Office: Warnings Downgraded to Advisory Level, Heavy Rainfall in Some Areas at Times

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Satellite image, 6:40am Sunday 8 January 2023; AccuWeather.

The Samoa Meteorological Division in its latest report of 5am Sunday 8 January confirms the downgrading of Warnings to Advisory level for Heavy Rain and Flooding while the Marine Advisory has been cancelled.

VALID:

🟠HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY

🟠FLOOD ADVISORY

CANCELLED:

🟢MARINE ADVISORY

The convergence zone that impacted the group with gloomy conditions, heavy downpours and strong gusty winds now lies just South of the island chain.

Such weather pattern leads to easing conditions as observed recently.

Heavy Rain Warning and Flood Warning have been downgraded to Advisory.

Despite its current location the system may continue to provide some rainfall activity which could be heavy at times in some areas.

The risk of flooding is likely in vulnerable areas as the soil is still saturated from previous prolonged rainfall.

In addition, the area of fresh to strong winds that generated high waves and swells exits our marine waters with the system, thus prompting the cancellation of the Marine Advisory.

For today, anticipate isolated showers with periods of heavy falls in some areas and a few thunderstorms possible.

Potential Impacts:

Heavy downpours with poor visibility, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, pooling near roadsides and waterways.

Flooding and landslides are possible.

The next severe weather information will be issued at 5:00 pm today Sunday 8 January 2023.