Tropical Disturbance 08F Tends to Move Further Away from Samoa

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Satellite photo of Samoa 2pm 17 Feb 2020

Severe Weather Information No.9 issued by the Samoa Meterological Service at 5am Tuesday 18 February 2020.

A broad area of low pressure systems with an extensive cloud band and gail winds now lies over Samoa.

A Tropical Disturbance 08F lies South East with slight intensification though this system tends to move further away from Samoa. This system is expected to maintain its South East movement over the next 24 hours with slight development.

The low pressure system previously analysed to the North West of Savaii has dissipated into a trough of low pressure.

The active convergence zone to the North of the Samoa islands may bring heavy rain with strong winds and damaging heavy swells affecting the group at times.

The Tropical Disturbance 07F remains stationery near Tuvalu.

Potential Impacts

Heavy downpours with poor visibility with strong and gusty winds 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 and rough seas with coastal inundation. Uproot breakable trees.

The next severe weather information will be issued 5pm this afternoon.

FA’AMATALAGA O UIGA LOULOUĀ OLE TAU NUMERA IVA (9) – UIGA FA’ATUPULAIA O TA’AVILIGA VAIVAI O MATAGI.
FA’AMAUINA E LE OFISA OLE VA’AI-TAU ILE ITULA E 5:00 ILE TAEAO NEI
ASO LUA 18 FEPUARI 2020

…LAPATA’IGA MO SAVILI MALOLOSI MO SAMOA ATOA…
…LAPATA’IGA MO TIMUGA MAMAFA MO SAMOA…
…O LAPATAIGA MO LOLOGA I VAITAFE MA NOFOAGA E A’AFIA GOFIE…
… FAUTUAGA MO LOLOGA I NOFOAGA TU MATAFAGA ONA O GALU FAFATI MAUALULUGA…
…FAUTUAGA MO PAOPAO MA ALIA FAGOTA LAITI OLO’O FA’AMALOSIA PEA MO OGASAMI UMA O SAMOA…

O vaega fa’atupula’ia o peau māmā o le ‘ea fa’apea se vaega tele o ao ma matagi malolosi o lo’o iai nei i luga o Samoa. Ae peita’i ole Ta’aviliga Vaivai o Matagi 08F ono fa’atupula’ia ae o aga’i i Saute-i-Sasa’e ma mamao atu mai Samoa.

O lenei Ta’aviliga Vaivai o Matagi e tumau pea ona aga’i Saute-i-Sasa’e ma fa’asolo ina fa’atupula’ia. Ole peau māmā ole ea sa ta’oto i Matu-i-Sisifo mai Savai’i ua fa’aitiitia ma avea ma vaega o peau mama ole ea ae olo’o ta’oto i Matu ole Atunu’u le fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga lea e ono toe aumaia timuga mamafa fa’apea savili malolosi e a’afia ai Samoa. O le sami e matua sousou faapea galu fafati ole a fa’atupulaia le maualuluga.

O le Ta’aviliga Vaivai o Matagi 07F o lo’o tumau pea ona ta’aoto lata ane i Tuvalu.

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
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(‘O leisi fa’amatalaga ‘o uīga loulouā ‘ole tau ‘ole ‘a tu’uina ātu ‘ile 5:00 ile afiafi)