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.
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.
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)