Forecast for more heavy rain this month

The Samoa Meteorological Service has forecast more heavy rain this month as the country cautiously threads its way through the cyclone season.

Acting Assistant C.E.O., Tumau Neru, told the Samoa Observer in a telephone interview on Wednesday that the forecast for the month of December is heavy rain which is normal as it is the cyclone season.

“At the moment we are experiencing lots of heavy rainfall at times, but there is nothing that would make the people worry about it,” she said.

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“We are still monitoring everything throughout the cyclone season and the windy weather.”

There are also no projections of cyclone developing anywhere within the vicinity of Samoa, though Mrs. Neru advised that the public will be advised should that change.

“If there are any changes with the weather during the cyclone season we will let the public know as soon as there are any changes.”

The heavy rainfall that Upolu has been experiencing in recent days could also have an impact on the country’s road network to create poor visibility, slippery and foggy roads.

Mrs. Neru said there is not a big change in the rainfall pattern this December and last year in terms of rainfall, as this year is less than last year’s rainfall season.

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