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Low pressure predicted to bring more rain

A low pressure system currently northeast of Samoa continues to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, says the Samoa Meteorology Office.

The Meteorology Office, in a weather update issued Wednesday afternoon, advised that a low pressure system continues to move southwest but another trough has developed in the northeast which is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

"The trough of low pressure which affected the Islands in the past few days continues to move southwest. However, another trough moving from the northeast is forecast to provide scattered with moderate to heavy falls and thunderstorms towards the afternoon,” the Meteorology Office states.

"Therefore, the heavy rain advisory remains for all of Samoa and is likely to upgrade into a warning later tonight if conditions warrants.”

The heavy downpour could cause poor visibility, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges as well as gusty winds. There could be pooling near roadsides and waterways.

According to the Meteorology Office, they are forecasting heavy rainfall throughout this week.

A local taro seller who sells his produce at the Ah Liki market in Taufusi, Tumama Tofiga, told Samoa Observer that he welcomes the weather forecast of heavy downpours this week.

"Hearing the weather forecast on the radio saying that heavy downpour is still in effect for Samoa is a really good time for us farmers. We will be able to grow our produce, for me personally I would prefer to work in the rain than in the sun," he added

The farmer had already sold all his bags of taro when the Samoa Observer arrived at the market.

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