Heavy rain advisory


A trough of low pressure with a broad area of cloud band remains North of Samoa. The Samoa meteorology office in a statement says that such unsettled weather is expected to move near the islands tonight.

However, cloudy conditions are being observed for the current time over our area. As the system slowly resides near our island chain, we are to expect scattered showers with the possibility of heavy falls and thunderstorms.

Potential Impacts of heavy downpours with poor visibility, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges, pooling near roadsides and waterways.

The Samoa Met office also pointed to the recently recorded wave observations showing wave heights exceeding 2.5 metres for our southern marine waters.

The intensified high-pressure system stationed to the North of New Zealand is responsible for such an increasing trend of wave activities.

This system is predicted to impacts the southern marine waters as well as Northern marine waters through Tuesday.

Therefore, Marine Advisory is now valid for Samoa’s coastal to marine waters.
Potential Impacts are strong currents and rough seas