23 Feb 2020

Cyclone Wasi moves away from Samoa towards Niue

9:20 pm on 23 February 2020

The Tropical Cyclone Warning for Samoa been cancelled with the Cyclone Wasi now setting its sights on Niue.

The Samoan public have been warned they could still expect heavy rain and gusty winds associated with the category one storm which could bring flooding and landslides to the country.

On Saturday night the Samoa government had activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) to prepare for Cyclone Wasi.

On Sunday evening the cyclone, with winds of up to 75 kilometres per hour, was 309 kilometres south of Apia.

The system is travelling southeast at 17 kmph and is forecast to pass over or near Niue on Sunday local time, (Monday NZT).

Niue remains under a Cyclone Warning with wind gusts of up to 100 kmph expected tonight.

The forecast track for Cyclone Wasi, (UTC time)

The forecast track for Cyclone Wasi, (UTC time) Photo: Fiji Met Service