Special weather bulletin number eight(8) for Samoa

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SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER EIGHT (8) FOR SAMOA
ISSUED BY SAMOA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AT 230000 UTC OR 01.00 PM 
SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2016

 TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CATEGORY 2 (55-72 mph) IS IN EFFECT FOR SAMOA.

TROPICAL CYCLONE CATEGORY 3 WILL BE EFFECTIVE WITHIN THE NEXT 12-24 HOUR.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAMOA; FLOODING IS POSSIBLE FOR VULNERABLE AREAS.    

FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS DUE TO HIGH SURF.

Tropical Cyclone Amos Category Three (3) was located at 12.36 South, 175.36 West or at about 322km  Northwest of Asau or 420 km Northwest of Apia at 222100 UTC or 10:00a.m today.  

TC Amos continues to move slowly eastward towards Samoa and intensify gradually. Based on its current forecast track, TC Amos is expected to relocate at about 223 km Northwest of Asau or 321 km Northwest of Apia by 7.00 pm in the evening.

Today:
Periods of occasional rain, heavy at some areas with thunderstorms.
Northeast to north winds of 40-50 mph gusts up to 60mph over western open waters of Samoa. Overland winds of 30-35 mhp gusts up to 55 mph times. Seas rough to very rough. Combine waves and swells of 10-15 feet and developing.

Sunday:
Periods of rain, heavy at times and thunderstorms
Expect Northeast to Northwest winds of 45-55 mph and possibly increase up to 72 mph at times. Storm surge of 14-16 feet and developing to 15-18 feet.

Seas very rough and storm surge of 18-20 feet affect open seas.

Potential Impact – River overflows, Slippery road, Poor Visibility, flooding, landslide and flying objects.

(The next Special Weather Bulletin will be issued at 7.00p.m this evening or sooner if conditions warrant)
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LIPOTI FAAPITOA NUMERA VALU (8) MO SAMOA
SAUNIA E LE OFISA VAAI TAU I APIA ILE ITULA E 1:00 ILE AOAULI NEI
ASO TOONAI 23, APERILA 2016

LAPATAIAGA O MATAGI AFA VAEGA LUA (55-72 maila ile itula) UA FAAMALOSIA MO SAMOA 

LAPATAIGA MO MATAGI AFA VAEGA TOLU (3) O LE A FAAMALOSIA ILE ISI 12-24 ITULA O LUMANAI.

LAPATAIGA MO TIMUGA MAMAFA O LOO FAAMALOSIA PEA MO SAMOA, MA E ONO AAFIA AI NOFOAGA E AAFIA-GOFIE I LOLOGA.

FAUTUAGA MO LOLOGA O LOO FAAMALOSIA PEA MO NOFOAGA MAUALALALO TU-MATAFAGA ONA O GALU FAFATI MAUALULUGA.

O le Afā o Amos Matagi Afā Vaega Tolu (3) lona malosiaga sa iai lea e tusa ma le 322 kilomita i Matu i Sisifo o Asau, poo le 420 kilomita i Matu i Sisifo o Apia ile itula e 10:00 ile taeao nei.
 
O Amos o lo’o aga'i malie mai pea i Sasa’e, e aga'i mai i Samoa. Afai ae faatumauina lona auala ua fuafuaina, e ono iai lea e tusa ma le 223 kilomita Matu i Sisifo o Asau poo le 321 kilomita i Matu i Sisifo o Apia ile itula e 7.00 ile afiafi a nanei.

Mo le Āso:
E timuga i nisi o taimi, ma ole a mamafa i nisi o vaega faapea uila ma faititili.
O savili o le Vaitoelau (Matu-i-Sasa’e) agai le Toelau (Matu) e 40-50 maila ile itula, ae faata’uta’u mai ile 60 maila ile itula i nisi o taimi mo ogasami ta'alaelae i Sisifo o Samoa. Ae mo laufanua, o savili e 30-35 maila ile itula ae faata'uta'u mai ile 55 maila ile itula i nisi o taimi. O le sami e sousou faasolo ina matua sousou. O galu ma āuma e 10-15 futu e fa’asolo ina fa’atupulai’a.

Aso Sa:
E timuga ma mamafa i nisi o taimi faapea uila ma faititili.
O savili o le Vaito’elau (Mātū-i-Sasa’e) agai ile La’itoelau (Mātū-i-Sisifo) e 45-55 maila ile itula, ma e ono oo atu ile 72 maila ile itula i nisi o taimi. O galu āfa e 14-16 futu fa’asolo ina fa’atupula’ia 15-18 futu.

O le sami e matuā sousou ma galu āfa maualuluga e oo atu ile 18-20 futu i Ogasami ta’alaelae.

A’afiaga – Tatafe Vaitafe, Mase’ese’e ma Puaoa aualatele, Lologa, Ele’ele Solo ma Felelei solo mea Faitino. 

(O le isi Lipoti ole Tau Faapitoa ole a maua atu le itula e 7:00 ile afiafi nei poo se taimi lata mai pe a tusa ai ma suiga o le Tau)

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