Gusting winds and heavy rains grounded ferry travels between the main islands today, Thursday 16 January 2020.
Safety concerns for the travelling public and the crew forced the Samoa Shipping Corporation to cancel all travels.
The 5.00am weather advisory from the Met Office for the day noted an ‘….active convergence zone continues to remain within the vicinity of Samoa with heavy downpour and gusty activities.’
The forecast expected the conditions to persist all day ‘…with heavy rain likely to be upgraded to a warning if conditions warranted.’
Poor visibility, gusty winds were among the issues the day’s weather was forecast to bring in.
The Samoa Shipping Corporation is expected to monitor the conditions closely with regular forecasts from the Met Office, before giving the all clear for travel to continue.