Weather warnings canceled

The Samoa Meteorology Division has canceled a heavy rain and marine advisory in force for the island. 

But it's not all good conditions forecast for the coming week with Government forecasters suggesting that the island could become exposed to more rain and rougher seagoing conditions later in the week. 

The Meteorology Division had issued a marine warning, wind advisory, high surf advisory, heavy rain advisory, and a coastal flood advisory due to forecast bad weather. 

But those severe weather warnings were canceled on Wednesday evening by a bulletin issued by the Meteorology Division.

“A high pressure system further southeast of Tonga is slowly moving south and weakening away from Samoa which also causes diminishing waves and swells below the advisory threshold as of this afternoon,” the statement reads.

The statement issued explains that a convergence zone affecting the Island at the start of the week with numerous showers has shifted south.

“Therefore, the heavy rain and marine advisory are now cancelled to reflect the current situation,” the statement reads.

“Meanwhile, a weak trough lies within the vicinity of the group with associated cloud and some showers and is predicted to drift southeast early tomorrow morning.”

According to the Samoa Meteorology Division’s Forecast Discussion, from Thursday through Tuesday a trough of low pressure to the Northeast is forecast to descend over the area by Wednesday evening.

Scattered showers will continue to impact the forecast zone through Friday with light variable winds.

Meanwhile, another high-pressure system will enter the area around Samoa by Saturday bringing with it trade wind weather for the weekend into the beginning of the new week and reintroduce rough sea conditions. 

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