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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could expect two to three cyclones this season, and Tonga Met says there's a chance that at least one of them could be a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 and above). The current cyclone season began on 1 November and runs through to the end of April 2017.
Wednesday 1 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A report on Climate Financing and Risk Governance Assessment CFRGA for Tonga, was launched by Tatafu Moeaki, the CEO for Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Monday 30 May.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ambitious National Climate Change Policy to build a Resilient Tonga by 2035 was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Climate Change, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni in February. The policy aims for 100% renewable energy, and includes a mulititude of other goals that check boxes such as gender considerations and equity for disadvantaged groups, along with designing Category 5 cyclone resistant homes.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The causeway at Foa in Ha’apai was closed off early this morning due to high tidal waves brought by Tropical Cyclone Winston (cat. 4) located north east of Vava'u. Evacuation centers were opened to people on the outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai, housing thousands of people overnight.
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Sweden is commited to fight climate change, Ms Isabella Lövin, Sweden's Minister of International Development Cooperation told a PSIDS – Kingdom of Sweden Ministerial meeting, in Nuku’alofa, on 10 February.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a high chance of another cyclone forming up to the second week of March this year, even though Tonga has already experienced three cyclones this season as forecasted, Tonga Met predicts.
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Thursday 14 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Strong El Nino conditions, peaking in Tonga in recent weeks, have been among the three strongest El Nino events of the past 50-years, suggested by temperatures recorded in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Rainfall outlook for the next three-months is below average, with a higher chance of a tropical cyclone for Tonga.
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Friday 25 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is expected to enjoy good weather with light to moderate breezes, and fine partly-cloudy days with a little rain in places, during the Christmas weekend and into early next week, December 25-29.
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Monday 14 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently experiencing strong El Nino conditions bringing cooler night time temperatures with the lowest recorded at 14.6°C for November, in Fua'amotu. However, the lowest temperature so far for the year was 12.0°C in August.
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Wednesday 11 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people of Tonga are advised to conserve water and prepare for warmer days and higher chance for tropical cyclone activity in the next three to six-months. There is drought in the two Niuas, while drought warnings have been issued for the remaining islands.
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Monday 19 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first draft of the Paris Climate Change Agreement has left the Indian government and its negotiators upset because it ignored many submissions from developing countries. Countries will gather at Bonn from October 19-23 to negotiate further on this draft before the final Paris round of talks on 30 November for two-weeks.
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Summer rainfall in Tonga is expected to be severely diminished with only half the expected monthly rainfall in some places, Tonga's Meteorological director warned today, after assessing the latest El Niño forecasts which show El Niño this year is the strongest since the 1997-98 events which caused severe drought and a cyclone.
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Thursday 13 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino drier than normal conditions is expected over the next three to six months and people are advised to conserve water. El NIno brings cooler nights, with 13.2C on July 19 at Fua'amotu the lowest temperature recorded for July.
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Monday 20 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Ministers for Meteorology, meeting in Nuku'alofa this week to consider the resilience of Pacific communities to extreme weather events, heard that the Pacific Islands region can expect an increase in the intensity of extreme weather - posing critical challenges to our safety, security and existence.
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Wednesday 15 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of 14 Pacific Island countries that is expected to benefit from a new project aimed to provide nationally tailored information on seasonal climate prediction and improve climate services. The three year project was launched in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino's drier and cooler weather there is a need for people to conserve water and use it wisely, advises Tonga’s Meteorological and Coast Radio Services.
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Friday 15 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
El Nino has arrived in Tonga bringing cooler nights, the Ministry of Meteorology said in a statement yesterday, 14 May.
Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received heavy rainfall today, a welcome relief to residents after months of enduring unusually dry weather and little rainfall. For the last seven months since June, Tonga has experienced below average rainfall.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand, Tony Abbott and John Key, have been slammed for deciding not to attend the UN climate summit in New York tomorrow September 23.
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Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
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