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Wednesday 20 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been lucky, and has so far enjoyed a largely uneventful 2012-13 South Pacific Cyclone Season, although there were cyclone alerts and gale warnings during January.
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert that was previously in force for Vava'u and Ha'apai is now cancelled, but a strong wind warning is in force for the rest of Tonga.
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Monday 14 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone may develop in the next 30 to 36 hours, effecting the Niuas, Vava’u and Ha’apai.
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The outlook for Christmas day is cloudy intervals and brief showers in Tonga, forecasted by the National Weather Forecast Centre at Fua’amotu.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A strong wind warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu coastal waters this morning, 17 December, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan (cat. 4) located near Fiji moves to the southwest.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone gale warning remains in force for Niuafo'ou, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan moves north of the Niuas tonight, on southwest track toward the Fiji Islands. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 10 for Tonga, issued from Fua'amotu, 10:00pm, 15 December 2012.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Niuafo'ou. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 8 for Tonga on severe Tropical Cyclone Evan issued from Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center at 12:45pm 15 December 2012.
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Low lying areas in Nuku'alofa experienced flooding this morning as one third of this month's average rainfall was dumped in less than 24 hours, and brought a dramatic drop in temperature.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine weather is forecast for the whole of Tonga during the Easter weekend, and the depression that brought the humidity and rain to Tonga since March 2 is expected to clear up by Thursday, April 5, according to the National Weather Forecast Centre at Fua'amotu,
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The tropical cyclone warning previously in force for Vava'u and Ha'apai is now cancelled by the Tonga Meteorology Service, in a last special weather bulletin for today.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nadi, Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Cyril, category 1 centre [987hpa] was located about 15 miles southwest of Vava'u or about 150 miles north-northeast of Nuku'alofa at 6:00 am this morning, 7 February 2012. Cyril is moving east-southeast at 18 knots, a Special Weather Bulletin from the RSMC - Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre warns.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Ha'apai, Vava'u and Tongatapu group. A strong wind warning remains in force for all Tonga land areas and coastal waters. Tropical depression 11f located near Lifuka, west of Tonga, is moving towards the east-southeast at 12 knots or about 22 km/hours. The depression may develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 12 or 24 hours, Tonga's Meteorological Service warned in its Special Weather Bulletin at 6:20am today.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Wilma hit Tonga's Ha'apai group yesterday morning, January 25, tearing off dozens of rooftops, with reports of houses collapsing and power poles falling, as the centre of the Category 3 cyclone passed over central and southern Ha'apai, moving toward the south west.With photos by Uikelotu Paletu'a.
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Monday 22 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cool southeast wind over Tonga has brought cool moderate temperatures with the temperature dropping to a comparatively "chilly" 13.9 degrees at Fua'amotu on Tongatapu last night, June 21, one of the shortest days of the year.
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Wednesday 28 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After thunderstorms and heavy rains eased this afternoon, a Tropical Cyclone Warning previously in force for Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua was cancelled and replaced by a strong wind warning.
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Friday 6 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Cliff brought heavy rain and strong winds to the islands of Southern Tonga last night as it passed 125 km to the south of Fua'amotu at 4 am.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Cliff moving away from Fiji toward the south of Tonga is expected to bring damaging gale force winds to Tongatapu and nearby small islands tonight.
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Tuesday 14 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's capital was shut down for two days by Cyclone Vaianu, which brought damaging gale force winds and heavy rain, with flooding in many areas of southern Tonga.
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Wednesday 9 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year is hotter than last year in Tonga, with the two hottest days so far this year in Tongatapu recorded on January 12-13, when the temperature reached 33 degrees celsius with 96% humidity.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new US$1.2 million Autonomous Meteorological Centre should be in operation at the Fua‘amotu International Airport by December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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