Tropical Depression 09F Moves Towards Samoa at 25kph

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The developing low pressure system to the west of Wallis and Futuna is now upgraded to Tropical Depression 09F (winds below 39mph).  TD09F was located about 203km west northwest from Asau or 299km west northwest of Apia at 2.00 pm this afternoon.

This system is gradually intensifying and moving east southeast towards Samoa at 25kph.

Winds close to the centre is expected to reach 55kph with higher gusts and may likely to reach Tropical Cyclone Category 1 wind strength tonight towards tomorrow.

Heavy rain will again revisit the Samoan islands starting this evening into tomorrow.

The potential for this system to develop into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 24-48hrs is moderate.

A Category 1 tropical cyclone is estimated to have 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 39–54 mph; or 63–87 km/h, while a Category 2 tropical cyclone is estimated to have 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 55–72 mph; or  89–117 km/h.

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 5:00am )

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O peau mama o le Ea sa iai lea i matu i sisifo o Wallis ma Futuna ua avea nei ma Taaviliga o Matagi Malolosi 09F ma sa iai lea e tusa ma le 203km i sisifo matu i sisifo o Asau poo le 299km i sisifo matu i sisifo o Apia. O lenei taaviliga o matagi malolosi o loo faatupulaia lona malosi ma o loo agai nei i sasae saute i sasae ile saoasaoa e 25 kilomita ile itula. O matagi e latalata ile ogatotonu o lenei taaviliga e oo atu ile 55kilomita ile itula ma e to faata’uta’u i nisi o taimi. E ono atu le malolosi o Matagi ile malolosi o Matagi Afa vaega muamua (1) ile po a nanei agai ile Aso a Taeao. O le a aafia le Atunuu i matagi malolosi faapea le mamafa o timuga ile afiafi nei agai atu ile Aso a Taeao.

O lenei Taaviliga o matagi malolosi e feololo se avanoa e avea ai ma Afa ile isi 24-48 itula o lumana’i.

O le Ta’aviliga o Vaivai o Matagi 07F o lo’o aga’i pea i Saute i Sasa’e ma e le toe iai se a’afiaga mo Samoa.

A’afiaga mo le Atunu’u:

E mamafa timuga ma e puaoa, e malolosi ma fa’ata’uta’u savili ma e ono felelei solo meafaitino, e mase’ese’e ma puaoa auala i nofoaga maualuluga, e malolosi le tatafe o vaitafe ma e ono iai ele’ele solo, e lolovaia nofoaga i tafāala ma vaega e a’afia gofie fa’apea alavai. E a’ave ma tatafe au ma sousou fo’i le sami. E pau’u ma gaui la’au e ma’aleale.

(O le isi fa’amatalaga o uīga loulouā o le tau o le a tu’uina ātu i le 5:00 i le taeao a taeao)

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