This is your weather update issued at 5pm Mon 25th Feb from the Samoa Meteorological Office:
SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER SEVEN (7) FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD11F).
ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 PM
MONDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2019
HEAVY RAIN WARNING – WHOLE OF SAMOA
FLOOD ADVISORY – VULNERABLE AREAS & ALL MAJOR RIVERS
WIND ADVISORY – FOR ALL OF SAMOA
SMALL CRAFT AND ALIA BOATS ADVISORY – SAMOA COASTAL WATERS
Tropical Depression (TD11F) was located at about 480 km to the West of Asau or 580 km Northwest of Apia at 2:00pm today. The potential for this system to develop into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 24-36 hours is HIGH. TD11F continues to track southward to the West of Samoa. At this stage, an active convergence zone which is linked to TD11F affects the group with associated heavy rain and strong Northerly winds.
Impacts for Samoa:
Heavy rain and strong winds will affect most locations. Poor visibility, slippery roads, and low cloud on highlands. Flooding and landslides possible for low-lying and vulnerable areas. Increasing high swells and rough seas for mariners, and dangerous surf possible for coastal locations.
(The next severe weather information will be issued at 5:00am tomorrow )
Source: Samoa Meterology Office.