NO Tropical Cyclone Impacting Samoa

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E LEAI SE MATAGI AFA E ONO A’AFIA AI SAMOA, AFAI FO’I AE FA’ATUPULA’IA LE TA’AVILIGA O MATAGI MALOLOSI 11F (TD11F) e avea ma MATAGI AFA E LE AAFIA AI LE ATUNU’U, se’i vagana ai le fetaia’iga o savili ma timuga lea e aumaia savili e feololo fa’asolo ina malolosi, o timuga mamafa fa’apea galu ma auma maualuluga.

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THERE IS NO TROPICAL CYCLONE IMPACTING SAMOA, though Tropical Depression 11F (TD11F) potential remains HIGH it may develop into a TC BUT WILL NOT POSE ANY THREAT TOWARDS SAMOA, apart from the active convergence zone which continues to direct fresh to strong winds, heavy rain and high waves and swells.

Fa’afetai,
Samoa Met

SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION NUMBER NINE (9) FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD11F).

ISSUED BY THE SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL DIVISION AT 5:00 PM1

TUESDAY 26th   FEBRUARY 2019

HEAVY RAIN WARNING – WHOLE OF SAMOA

FLOOD WARNING – 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 490 km to the West-Southwest of Asau or 560 km West-Southwest of Apia at 2:00pm today. Potential for this system’s development into a Tropical Cyclone is HIGH. Latest forecast track for TD11F continues to direct Southwest from Samoa closing in within Northern Fiji. As the system propagates Southwestward, an active convergence zone which links to TD11F continues to provide heavy rain, strong winds and high waves and swells.

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)