Two Cyclones Develop in the South Pacific

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Two tropical cyclones have developed in the South Pacific over the past 24 hours.

Tropical Depression 03 TD03 reported to have been 364 km South-Southwest of Falease’ela at 2:00 am this morning has been upgraded to Tropical Cyclone Zazu as reported by the Samoa Meteorological Services.

“TC Zazu is now located about 500km to the South of Sāmoa  and continues to move further South”. 

“O le Ta’aviliga o Matagi Malolosi (TD03F) ua fa’atupula’ia lona malosi ma ua avea nei ma Matagi Afā o Sāsū i lona Vaega Muamua. O lenei Matagi Afā o lo’o iai lea e tusa ma le 500 kilomita i Saute o Samoa ma aga’i pea i Saute“.

Meantime Tropical Cyclone Yasa remains between Vanuatu and Fiji. Four hours ago it was still a Catergory 1 storm with winds of 65km/h, expected to strengthen to a Category 4 system by Wednesday according to Fiji Meteorological Services.

In Samoa ferry services between the two main islands of Upolu and Savaii were suspended for the day. Many weekenders to the Big Island could not return to the Capital for work and school.

SAMOA MET OFFICE WARNINGS FOR SAMOA:

>> WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL OF SAMOA << >> HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL OF SAMOA << >> FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL MAJOR RIVERS << >> COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LOW-LYING AREAS OF SAMOA DUE TO HIGH SURF <<

 

FOR UPOLU

DISTRICTSTONIGHTTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
NORTH-NORTHWEST(FALEFA, APIA-MANONO)Occasional rain with heavy falls. Strong and gusty winds with thunderstorms.Widespread rain with heavy falls and gusty windsOccasional rain with heavy falls and gusty windsIsolated showers with possible moderate fallsIsolated showersSome showers.
EAST-SOUTHWEST (ALEIPATA SAFATA, SIUMU, LEFAGA)

FOR SAVAII

DISTRICTSTONIGHTTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
EAST-NORTHEAST (SALELOLOGA-SALEAULA)Occasional rain with heavy falls. Strong and gusty winds with thunderstorms.Widespread rain with heavy falls and gusty windsOccasional rian with heavy falls and gusty windsIsolated showers with possible moderate fallsIsolated showersSome showers.
NORTHWEST (AVAO-ASAU-FALEALUPO)
SOUTH (PALAULI-LATA-NEIAFU)

The Samoa Meteorological Services will issue an update weather report at 5am tomorrow morning.

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