Cyclone Amos, which was tropical depression 17F, was named overnight
and is moving westsouthwest at eight kilometres an our.
Zealand's Metservice says cyclone Amos is currently located over open
waters about 280 kilometres west of Rotuma, Fiji or 300 kilometres
northwest of Futuna.
category one cyclone has estimated winds of around 65 kilometres an
hour at its centre and that's expected to increase to 95 kilometres
an hour in the next 12 hours.
at MetService, Bill Singh, said Amos would likely be a problem for
Samoa and the Northern part of Tonga over the weekend.
the cyclone moves just south of Samoa, it's going to affect Samoa and
probably northern parts of Tonga to. Those two, northern parts of
Tonga, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna are probably in its track as the
system begins to track eastwards," he said.
the Samoa Disaster Management Office issued a warning on Thursday
morning saying continuous rainfall is increasing to risk of flooding
for all low-lying areas.
is advising all motorists and pedestrians be vigilant when travelling
on roads and to not attempt to cross any overflowing rivers, bridges
New Zealand and Fiji Met services are also monitoring another
tropical depression off the southern Cook Islands