Samoa has experienced flooding and strong winds over the last two days and may be set for more as a tropical depression about 500 kilometres from Faleolo on the main island, could develop into a category one cyclone. This disturbance intensified overnight and now has a tropical depression status.
These reports were from the Fiji Meteorological Service.
Director of the Fiji Meteorological Service, Ravind Kumar, says, “This is anticipated to further intensify in the next 12 to 36 hours and has a high probability, a moderate to high probability to intensify into a category one system”.
He also says a strong wind warning for the other island countries Tuvalu, Niue and the Cook Islands has been sent while the Samoa Meteorological Service has also issued heavier rainfall and severe flooding warning for Samoa.
Samoa is on alert as the possible cyclone nears.
This comes about as Climate Change, one of the world’s bigger concerns, continues to unleash ruthless weather conditions across the globe.