Heavy rain warning in effect for Samoa

By Vatapuia Maiava 25 December 2016, 12:00AM

With the Christmas weekend kicking off with rain spoiling some people’s plans, it is wise to continue to exercise caution.

Yesterday at midday, the shoppers were spared with the rain letting up a little but according to the Samoa Meteorology Office (S.M.O.), heavy rain and thunderstorms are still a threat for Samoa.

An official from the S.M.O. who spoke on behalf of Mulpola Ausetalia Titimaea, A.C.EO of S.M.O., told the Sunday Samoan, that they are still expecting a lot of rain throughout the weekend.

“Right now (yesterday) there are moderate rains with possible thunderstorms all around Samoa,” he said.

“There’s possible heavy rain from Falefa to Manono and then all over Upolu. The same can be said for all around Savaii.”

The official continued on to explain that the public should be cautious because of the heavy rains warnings that’s still in effect.

“I just want to let the public know that there is still a heavy rain warning in effect for Samoa,” he said.

“So prepare well for that this Christmas because the warning will most likely continue through to tomorrow. So from tonight right through to tomorrow, have caution."

“There will be more updates available soon for the public.”

On the subject of cyclones this cyclone season, the official said that Samoa seems to be in the clear for now but S.M.O. will continue to monitor any developments."

“In regards to cyclones, there will be constant updates from 1am and 6am,” he said.

“Looking at the monitor right now, it seems that the cyclones are far from us but we will continue to monitor everything for the sake of the public."

“There will be a lot of cloud cover throughout the weekend.”

By Vatapuia Maiava 25 December 2016, 12:00AM

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