Meteorology service forecast fine weather

The Samoa Meteorology Service has given the all clear for fine weather until Thursday this week.

The possibility of a tropical cyclone developing within Samoa's forecast area is also very low, according to the organisation's scientific officer, Silipa Mulitalo. 

Mr Mulitalo, in response to queries from the Samoa Observer, said they have not issued any warnings as well as advisories for Samoa as they forecast the weather will be fine until Thursday.

"The weather will be generally fine for the next few days (now until Thursday), apart from brief showers mainly in the early morning and around the afternoon," he said.

The brief showers are mainly from the moderate easterly wind flow prevailing over Samoa with some rain-generating systems expected to impact the islands on Thursday, and this could become potentially heavy with possible thunderstorms by Friday and Saturday this week.

Mr Mulitalo said a heavy rain advisory could be issued between Wednesday and Saturday.

"A trough may visit the islands then. We may issue a heavy advisory for that period Wednesday-Saturday, and possibly a warning depending on how active the system materializes over the group.”

Winds are also likely to increase by coming Sunday, added Mr Mulitalo and they are monitoring the weather before making a call on whether an advisory should be issued.

"Winds will likely increase by Sunday which is important for fishers and mariners for early next week. We are looking at probable waves and swells advisory for coastal waters for Monday, but since it is five days out, monitoring becomes important now," he said.

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