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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A drought alert was issued today, September 28, for Niuatoputapu by the Tonga Meteorological Services. Rainfall has been very low, recording only 1.0mm from the last week of August to September 5, which has impacted water supplies in most areas.
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Monday 29 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may get average or above average rainfall for the next five months, according to the latest climate update from Tonga Meteorological Service released today.
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Thursday 28 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Depression that has developed to the west of Tonga is expected to bring storms, gales and heavy rain to Tonga overnight, Thursday. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre was activated today and has issued a gale warning for the Niuas land areas, and a storm warning for other groups.
Saturday 19 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning remains in force for Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas this evening, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa, now a weakening Cat. 1 system, is expected to lie at about 335km West of Nuku'alofa at 7:00pm today. Previous hurricane and storm warnings for Tonga have been downgraded by the Tonga Meteorological Service.
Wednesday 16 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Fiji braces for severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa (Cat. 5), Tonga Met. Director ‘Ofa Fa’anunu advises that Tonga should prepare too for a potentially severe cyclone over the weekend. Meanwhile, TC Zazu has moved away from Tonga.
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Tuesday 25 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An earthquake centred close to Tongatapu and 'Eua was felt as mild shaking in the capital Nuku'alofa at 11:50am, today, Tuesday 25 August. Tonga Geological Services are now conducting an online survey to find out how the earthquake was observed in different parts of Tonga. Click for links.
Thursday 23 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dry weather has been forecast for most of Tonga from April to June, except for the Niuas where rainfall is expected to be average, according to Tonga Meteorological Service.
Saturday 25 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Met are seeing the likelihood for the onset of an El Nino event which brings a higher risk of Tropical Cyclones to Tonga. Less than a week after Severe Tropical Cyclone Tino another Tropical Depression (TD05F) has developed just east of the neighboring Samoa Islands, Tonga Met reported this morning.
Wednesday 15 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All the islands of Tonga should prepare for a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone to arrive over the weekend 18-19 January, Tonga Met Services advised today.
Friday 10 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was felt on Tongatapu at 2:05 pm today. Tonga Meteorological Service reported that the earthquake was located 88km Southeast of Nuku'alofa at a depth of 83.9km. There is no tsunami threat to Tonga from this event.
Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One or two cyclones may be expected in Tongan waters, in the coming cyclone season (November-April) according to a weather outlook by Tonga's Meteorological Service. There is a high chance that one might be severe.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drier weather has been forecast for most of Tonga up to July, except for Niuafo’ou, with the dry season starting on 1 May.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received its fourth highest rainfall on record in March of 451.1mm, more than double the average according to the latest climate update from Tonga Meteorological Services on April 16.
Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Meteorological Services are working with communicators to improving climate and weather reporting. Users of weather information are attending a first User's Climate Outlook Forum, over two days, 27-28 March, hosted by Tonga Met at the National Reserve Bank Building, Nuku’alofa.
Friday 1 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cylcone Pola (Cat 4) has moved away from Tongatapu and was located 615km south southwest of Nuku’alofa at noon today, Friday. The hurricane warning has been cancelled for Tele-ki-Tonga and Tele-ki-Tokelau coastal waters in the far south of Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Pola Category 2 was located about 315km west of Ha’apai, 285km west northwest of Nomuka, 325km west of Ha'apai or 290km northwest of Nuku’alofa, at 5:00pm this afternoon. TC Pola is expected to develop into a Category 3 in the next 6 to 12 hours, according to Tonga Met's Tropical Cyclone advisory this evening.
Wednesday 27 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Pola Category 1 (previously called TD11F) was located about 305km northwest of Vava'u or 380km north northwest of Ha'apai at 1:00am this morning. Heavy rain and gale force winds may start to affect Vava'u and Ha'apai this morning, according to Tonga Meteorological Services.
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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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning as the low pressure system TD07F (that was Tropical Cyclone Neil) moves away from Tongatapu and 'Eua to the Southeast. The capital, Nuku'alofa, enjoyed patches of sunshine this morning, with fresh east to southeast winds.
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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