Update No11 Issued 5am Thursday 07 February 2019

Tropical Disturbance 06F was located at about 423km West-Northwest of Apia at 2:00am early this morning with slight development and is moving South at the speed of 22knots (41kph). Meanwhile an active convergence zone which links to this system continues to provide heavy rainfall, strong and gusty winds as well as high swells.

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07 February 2019, Apia Samoa 5am. Samoa Meteorology continues to monitor TD 06 which was located 423km West Northwest of Apia at 2am this morning. Heavy rain warning remains for Samoa. This is weather update No 11 as issued by the Samoa Meterology:

SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER ELEVEN (11) FOR TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 06F

ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 AM

THURSDAY 7th   FEBRUARY 2019

…HEAVY RAIN WARNING…

…FLOOD WARNING…
…WIND ADVISORY…

…ADVISORY FOR SMALL CRAFTS …

Tropical Disturbance 06F was located at about 423km West-Northwest of Apia at 2:00am early this morning with slight development and is moving South at the speed of 22knots (41kph). Meanwhile an active convergence zone which links to this system continues to provide heavy rainfall, strong and gusty winds as well as high swells. Looking ahead, the convergence zone will dominate the remainder of the week.

Impacts for Samoa:

Heavy rain for most locations with strong and gusty winds particularly on highlands and northern areas. Poor visibility and low cloud on highlands. Slippery roads with possible flooding and landslides at vulnerable areas. Increasing wave heights for open waters and high surf for coastal locations.

(The next severe weather information will be issued at 5:00pm today)