Met Office issues warning about high pressure weather system
A small crafts advisory is now in effect for Samoa’s open waters due to high swells caused by a high pressure system, the Samoa Met office has warned.
On land, rain has been experienced beginning mid-way through the week.
Friday splashed off with some showers early morning with clouds that persist.
The Samoa Meteorology Office’s Severe Weather Information bulletin noted that the bad weather suddenly experienced is due to an intense high pressure system.
The system is centered to the North of New Zealand and is continuing to move eastward, the M.E.T. Office says.
A high pressure system has higher pressure at its center than the areas around it.
“As it moves it’ll direct fresh to strong tradewinds, such will generate wind-waves and swells reaching the 3 – 3.5 metres above the advisory threshold and thus validates the issuance of our Advisory for all open water of Samoa prior the arrival of these weather features,” the report reads.
The public have been advised by the MET Office to be vigilant of potential impacts of the intense high pressure system. These include strong currents and rough seas.
The next update will be issued at 5pm today.