Flood warning

Heavy rain and flood warning remains for Samoa

The severe weather is associated with an active convergence.

The latest weather bulletin warns of heavy downpours with poor visibility, strong gusty winds, foggy and slippery roads over mountain passes and ranges.

Motorists can expect pooling near roadsides and waterways.

Rivers will likely overflow and there could be landslides.

Strong currents as well as very rough seas with wind waves and swells increasing up to 2.5-3 metres are expected in marine waters.


Photo supplied Samoa Met Division


Samoa Met issues more heavy rain and flood warning

The Samoa Meteorology Division said flood risk is high for all catchments and rivers and there could be landslides.

Heavy rain yesterday caused parts of the Apia CBD to be flooded for the second time in less than a month.

Motorists were stranded as some passes were washed away while others were only accessible to high vehicles.

The Land Transport Authority has been monitoring the situation and has kept the public regularly informed of the status of the roads and crossings.


Heavy rain as tropical low moves through Solomons

RNZ reports a tropical low is about 600 kilometres west-southwest of Rennell, and is moving southeast.

A heavy rain warning is in force for all provinces.

The meteorological service says people in low lying areas by rivers and streams should prepare for possible flooding and landslides.

Disaster officials say there are no confirmed fatalities after landslides in the capital, Honiara.



Photo by Solomon Islands Met