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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga we loose more lives at sea than through natural disasters, 'Ofa Fa'anunu told maritime operators in Tongatapu and 'Eua on October 16, in a consultation workshop by the Tonga Meteorological Services, aimed to improve weather and radio services.
Friday 10 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were no deaths or severe injuries due to severe Tropical Cyclone Harold reported to the Tonga National Emergency Management Committee at its 7:00pm disaster meeting last night, Thursday 9 April, but there was severe coastal damage. The ‘Eua Wharf was destroyed when tsunami-like waves hit Tongatapu and 'Eua coastlines
Tuesday 7 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua’amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre was activated this morning as severe Tropical Cyclone Harold is expected to enter Tongan waters as a Category 3 storm by Thursday morning, April 9. UPDATED.
Friday 9 August 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga's National Meteorological Service needs reforming in order to manage an increasing number of climate related hazards and projects, 'Ofa Fa'anunu, told the 5th Pacific Meteorological Council meeting in Samoa this week, when he presented Tonga's country report.
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Monday 10 June 2019

Geneva, Switzerland
Tonga is spearheading increased support at the regional level for improved meteorological and hydrological services at the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Organisation Congress in Geneva.
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Friday 15 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the span of one week, Tonga experienced a rare occurrence of four extreme tropical weather systems, one after another passing through the group, when Tonga Met issued 22 six-hourly tropical cyclone alerts and seven three-hourly tropical cyclone warnings, over a record six days and 16 hours, between 2pm on 6 February to 6am on 13 February.
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Friday 4 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ha'apai Group recorded record rainfall for the month of December when almost half a year’s worth of rain fell in one month, opening up a sinkhole on Holopeka Road, Lifuka.
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Friday 16 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The return of seven graduates, including Tonga's first woman Meteorologist, will boost the Meteorology Department, said ‘Ofa Fa’anunu, Tonga's Director of Meteorology.
Monday 22 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MET Service Director, ‘Ofa Fa’anunu is the first Tongan to become President of the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association (WMO RA5).
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Wednesday 1 August 2018
Noumea, New Caledonia
Meteorogical services in the Pacific islands are aiming to improve tropical cyclone warning services in the region.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three low pressure systems circling the South Pacific region today may potentially form cyclones by the weekend, says Tonga's Meteorology Department, who are monitoring Tropical Depression O7F near Vanuatu which is moving toward Fiji. Meanwhile, Tonga MET’s forecast to midnight tomorrow issued at 1:00pm today warns of strong wind and heavy rain for the Niuas.
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Tuesday 14 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 'Ocean Tides' workshop aims to strengthening ocean and maritime forecasting to improve safety and resilience. The workshop is hosted by Tonga Meteorological Service from November 13-17 in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 21 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Moving closer to the vulnerable Asia Pacific region –where more intense tropical storms are hitting the islands, the World Meteorological Organization opens its new office in Singapore today. By Linny Folau
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Friday 11 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Meteorological services in the Pacific Islands have common challenges, and these will be discussed at the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting in Honiara next week, says the chairman 'Ofa Fa'anunu, who is looking to strengthen communications services. By Linny Folau in Honiara
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Thursday 26 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Unusually low tropical cyclone activity since November means that February is expected to be the month with the hottest temperature for Tonga and the most likely month for tropical cyclones, according to Tonga's Met office.
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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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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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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.
Tuesday 1 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for weather forecasters and staff of the National Emergency Office (NEMO) to improve lead-time and accurate severe weather warnings issued to the public is being held in Nuku’alofa this week.
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Monday 24 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tsunamis pose a danger to Tonga's coastal communities and early warning of a severe tsunami event and appropriate response by the public, will be critical to saving lives. A one-week training workshop for first responders started on Monday, 24 August aims to improve the early warning system, procedures and response in Tonga.

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