Posted at 20:20 on 04 February, 2013 UTC
The Samoa Meteorological Service has issued a gale warning for the whole country with winds of 64-88 kilometres per hour expected today.
It’s also warning of damaging swells of 15-18 feet for all of Samoa open waters.
A flood and landslide advisory also remains in effect for vulnerable areas.
A Tropical Disturbance was located about 418 kilometres southwest of Asau and 442 kilometres southwest of Apia at 3 a.m. this morning.
The disturbance continues to move southeast and slowly intensifying, and will be located to the south of Apia at about 320 kilometres in the next 6-12 hours.
In addition an active convergence zone remains over Samoa with associated heavy rain at times.
News Content © Radio New Zealand International
PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand
Flosse elected as French Polynesia president for fifth time.
UN puts French Polynesia back on UN decolonisation list.
Fiji's Air Pacific investigates claims it carries shark fins into Hong Kong.
New Caledonia general strike set to last until prices drop.