TD03 Located 300km South South West of Faleaseela

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Image: Samoa Met Office

7am Monday 14 December 2020. The Samoa Meteorological Services confirms TD03 is 364 km South-Southwest of Falease’ela at 2:00 am this morning.

The system is expected to continue moving South closing in over the Tongan islands. However; an active convergence zone which links to the system lingers over the country bringing heavy rainfall with strong and gusty winds, high combined waves and swells and flooding to all major rivers and vulnerable locations. As for now all warnings and advisories remain mandatory to reflect the current situation.

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

Sattelite image taken 6am Monday 14 December 2020

The Fiji Met Office predicts TD03 will form into a Cyclone by tonight.

“A tropical low north of Tonga’s Vava’u islands is forecast to intensify and turn into a cyclone by tonight. The system is then forecast to move in a south-easterly direction and be well clear of Tonga by Wednesday”.

Meantime the Fiji Meteorological Sevices declared TD02 as Tropical Cyclone Yasa which has formed between Fiji and Vanuatu.

TC Yasa Category 1 Storm between Fiji and Vanuatu. Image: Fiji Met 

Tropical Cyclone Yasa is a Category 1 storm, expected to strengthen to a Category 3 within the next two days.

The system is moving in a south-westerly direction before it is expected to turn towards the northwest and by Thursday to be back to today’s position.

The Fiji Met Office says there is no forecast of where the system might be making a landfall.

Image: Samoa Met Office

SAMOA WEATHER UPDATE C05 ISSUED 5AM MONDAY 14 DECEMBER:

PUBLIC AND MARINE SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER FIVE (C05) FOR SAMOA

ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 AM

MONDAY 14th DECEMBER 2020.

VALID: WIND WARNING

VALID: HEAVY RAIN WARNING

VALID: MARINE WARNING

VALID: FLOOD WARNING

VALID: COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY

VALID: HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Tropical Depression 03F (TD03F) was located at about 364 km South-Southwest of Falease’ela at 2:00 am this morning. The system is expected to continue moving South closing in over the Tongan islands. However; an active convergence zone which links to the system lingers over the country bringing heavy rainfall with strong and gusty winds, high combined waves and swells and flooding to all major rivers and vulnerable locations. As for now all warnings and advisories remain mandatory to reflect the current situation.

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

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

Satellite image taken 6am Monday 14 December 2020

FA’AMATALAGA O UIGA LOULOUĀ OLE TAU NUMERA LIMA (C05) MO LAUFANUA MA GATAIFALE O SAMOA.
FA’AMAUINA E LE OFISA O LE VA’AI-TAU I LE ITULA E 5:00 I LE TAEAO NEI

ASO GAFUA 14 TESEMA 2020

FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O SAVILI MALOSI.

FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O TIMUGA MAMAFA.

FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA MO OGASAMI.

FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O LOLOGA.

FA’AMALOSIA: FAUTUAGA O LOLOGA I NOFOAGA TŪ MATAFAGA

FA’AMALOSIA: FAUTUAGA O GALU FAFATI MAUALULUGA.

O le Ta’avilīga o Matagi Malolosi 03F sa iai lea e tusa ma le 364 km i Saute-i-Sisifo mai Falease’ela i le 2:00 i le taeao nei. O lea ta’aviliga o lo’o aga’i malie i Saute ma lalata atu i Atu Motu o Toga. Ae peita’i; o le vaega fa’atupula’ia o savili ma timuga e feso’ota’i atu i le Ta’aviliga o Matagi Malolosi 03F lea o lo’o ta’oto i luga o Samoa ma e fa’auauina pea ona aumaia timuga mamafa, savili malolosi ma to-fa’ata’uta’u, o galu ma auma fafati maualuluga, o lologa i vaitafe ma nofoaga e a’afia gofie. Mo le taimi nei o lo’o fa’amalosia pea lapata’iga ma fautuaga uma ona o uīga loulouā o le tau o lo’o a’afia ai le Atunu’u.

A’afiaga mo le Atunu’u:
E mamafa timuga ma e puaoa, e fa’ata’uta’u savili i timuga, e mase’ese’e ma puaoa auala i nofoaga maualuluga, ma e lolovaia nofoaga i tafāala, ma e ono iai lologa. E matuā sousou le sami ma fafati maualuluga galu.

(O le isi fa’amatalaga o uīga loulouā o le tau ole‘ā tu’uina atu i le itula e 5:00 i le afiafi.)

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