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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Tuesday 16 June 2015
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.
Friday 15 May 2015
El Nino has arrived in Tonga bringing cooler nights, the Ministry of Meteorology said in a statement yesterday, 14 May.
Thursday 19 February 2015
With below average rainfall expected over the next three-months, drought warnings remain in force for the whole of the Tonga group, and the public is advised to use water wisely and collect as much rainwater as possible during the current peak of the rainy season. However, the El Nino warning previously in force for Tonga has now been downgraded to an El Nino watch.
Sunday 21 December 2014
Water shortage plans are being activated while an El Nino warning was declared for the whole of Tonga, by Tonga's Meteorology Service on Friday, 19 December. The current drought for Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u is expected to continue for another three months.
Friday 12 September 2014
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.
Saturday 30 August 2003
“We have not been able to utilise the ocean’s prosperity and availability,” said the newly appointed Secretary for Fisheries, 46-year-old Manase Felemi. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.