Sunday 23rdJuly 2017 AM.
An intense high pressure system far south-east ridging northwestward maintain stable and drier weather condition for the island with fresh to strong easterly wind flow. A few fair weather cumulus riding along the easterly flow currently affecting the island. From time to time. Global models predicted minimum showery activities with fresh to strong easterly winds to prevail over Samoa within the short-term forecast.
Monday through Wednesday:
A stable and drier weather condition continues to persist over Samoa till Tuesday with moderate east to southeast winds due to a high pressure far south as it slowly progressing eastward. However, a short-wave trough predicted to move over the island by Wednesday from east, thus provide an unstable weather condition with some showery activities within mid-week.
Aunuu wave buoy recorded swells height of 9-11 feet. Wavewatch models are in good agreement to this trend, however, this trend will remain above the advisory threshold till Tuesday of the new week Hence maintain the small craft advisory to reflect these swell heights and fresh to strong trades.
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY