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TC Harold (Cat 4) intensifies near Vanuatu

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) “Harold” (Category 4) was located near latitude 14.7 South and Longitude 165.2 East, or about 155 km West of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu at about 03:00am local time this morning, Sunday.

The cyclone has average winds of 90-95 knots (166 - 175km/hr) near its center and is moving Southeast (5km/hr).

TC Harold is expected to into a Category 5 System in the next 6 to 12 hours.

On its current forecast track, TC Harold it is NOT expected to affect Tonga in the next 72 hours (next 3 days) but may pose a threat to Tonga between Wednesday to Friday this next week (8-10 April 2020).