Met Office

Samoa takes precautions following reports of tropical disturbance

The Meteorology division for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has advised the country that a tropical depression is forming to the far east of the country.


Samoas on alert as likely cyclone nears

The country's Meteorological Service says the system is about 550km northwest of Savai'i and 650km northwest of the capital, Apia.

It is expected to move east-southeast at nine knots and slowly intensify into a tropical cyclone overnight as it nears the country.