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Cat. 3 Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian intensifies near Niuafo‘ou and Vava‘u

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Cat. 3 Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian intensifies near Niuafo‘ou and Vava‘u

Upgraded to Category 3, Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian is intensifying and currently threatens Tonga’s northern Niuafo‘ou Island where damaging gale force winds are expected this afternoon and evening. The Fua‘amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre (TCWC) at 1:15pm also issued a gale warning for Vavau, and a strong wind warning for Niuatoputapu.

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