TD10F Upgraded to Tropical Cyclone Wasi

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Issued by Samoa Met Office at 5pm Sat 22st Feb:

Tropical Depression TD10F is now upgraded to Tropical Cyclone WASI and was located 107km West South West of Asau and 179km West of Apia at 2pm today.

The system is slow moving East South East at a speed of 8km/h. Winds close to the centre of TC Wasi is around 83km/h.

If TC Wasi continues at this projected track it will relocate at about 85km South West of Tafitoala or 105km South South West of Apia at 2am tomorrow morning.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Period of rain with heavy falls and few thunderstorms.

North westerly winds of 63-87 kph. Gusts up to 95kph at times. Combined waves and swells of 3-5 metres.

Potential Impacts:

Heavy downpours with poor visibility, strong and gusty winds with flying objects, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, strong river outflow and landslides, pooling near roadsides and waterways. Strong currents as well as rough seas and coastal inundation. Uproot breakable trees.

The next severe weather information will be issued at 11pm Saturday 22nd Feb.

Heavenly Father cover Samoa with his hedge of protection.