No need to panic as rain continues, Met Office says

The Samoa Meteorological Office says that despite heavy rain and flooding in parts of Apia last weekend, there is no need for the public to panic.

Samoa Met Office told the Samoa Observer that the current weather outlook is the result of an easterly wind-flow that will remain prevalent over the islands while the northeast of the country will see the development of a convergence zone associated with clouds and showers. 

Chief Executive Officer for Meteorology Office, Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea, said their projections forecast light to moderate rainfall in the islands throughout the week until the weekend. 

“Model predictions show a continuous trend of light to moderate rainfall activity to impact the islands throughout the week and towards the weekend,” he said. 

The convergence zone – which is a mix of wind and rainfall – will prolong the wet and unstable weather this week, followed by a trough of low pressure systems. 

The trough will linger over the islands and will extend the occurrence of showers towards the end of the week, he added. 

The Meteorological Office said it will continue to provide updates over the course of the week.

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