Weather: Active Convergence Zone Southwest of Samoa and TD09F North of Fiji

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Satellite image taken 7am Monday 8 February 2021

PUBLIC & MARINE SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER NINE (D09) FOR SAMOA
ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 AM
MONDAY 08th FEBRUARY 2021.

VALID: WIND WARNING

VALID: HEAVY RAIN WARNING
VALID: FLOOD WARNING
VALID: MARINE WARNING

An active convergence zone lies just southwest of Samoa with associated rain and strong gusty winds. The system is forecast to remain stationary at its current position before drifting further southwest by Wednesday.

Hence, expect periods of heavy rain with strong and gusty winds and possible thunderstorms for today and tomorrow. Current wave observation remains at 3 metres. However, sustain winds of 45-55 kph at southwest may elevate swell activities.

Satellite image taken 7am Monday 8 February 2021

Additionally, Tropical Disturbance 09F situated North of Fiji is predicted to move southeast, it may also direct high waves over our marine waters. Therefore, All Warning remains for today.

Potential Impacts:
Heavy downpours with poor visibility and gusty winds, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, pooling near roadsides and waterways. River overflows and landslides. Strong and gusty winds with strong currents with rough to very rough seas.

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

Satellite image taken 7am Monday 8 February 2021

FA’AMATALAGA O UIGA LOULOUĀ OLE TAU NUMERA IVA (D09) MO LAUFANUA & GATAIFALE O SAMOA.
FA’AMAUINA E LE OFISA O LE VĀ’AI-TAU I LE ITULA E 5:00 I LE TAEAO NEI

ASO GAFUA 08 FEPUARI 2021

FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O SAVILI MALOLOSI
FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O TIMUGA MAMAFA
FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA O LOLOGA
FA’AMALOSIA: LAPATA’IGA MO OGASAMI

O se vaega fa’atupula’ia o fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga o lo’o taoto lata mai i Saute-i-Sisifo o Samoa. O nei uiga loulouā o le Tau e fa’amoemoe o le ā a’afia ai le Atunu’u i timuga e fa’asolo ina mamafa fa’apea savili e malolosi ma fa’ata’uta’u i nisi o taimi, ma e ono iai nai uila ma faititili i le asō ma le aso ā taeao. E iai le vaai mamao e fa’asolo ina aga’i mamao ese atu i saute-i-sisifo nei uiga loulouā o le Tau i le Aso Lulu. O galu ma aūma o lo’o iai pea ile 3 mita. Ae peita’i, o lo’o maitauina savili e 45-55 kilomita i le itula i saute-i-sisifo ma e ono fa’atupula’ia ai galu ma aūma. E le gata i lea, o lo’o taoto i Matū o Atu Motu o Fiti se Ta’aviliga Vaivai o Savili 09F (TD09F), ma e āga aga’i i saute-i-sasa’e ma ono āfua ai galu maualuluga i ogasami o le Atunu’u . Ona o ia tulaga, o lo’o fa’atumauina ai pea le fa’amalosia ai o Lapata’iga e pei ona tu’uina atu mo le asō.

A’afiaga mo le Atunu’u:
E mamafa timuga ma e puaoa ma fa’ata’uta’u savili, e mase’ese’e ma puaoa auala i nofoaga maualuluga, ma e lolovaia nofoaga i tafatafāala. E malosi le tatafe o vaitafe ma e iai ‘ele’ele solo i nofoaga e a’afia-gofie. E malolosi ma fa’ata’uta’u savili, e afua ai le si’isi’i ma sousou fa’apea le a’ave o au o le sami.

(O le isi fa’amatalaga o uīga loulouā o le tau ole ā tu’uina atu i le itula e 5:00 i le afiafi.)

Satellite image from 7am Monday 8 February 2021