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Wednesday 30 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Early warning of extreme weather events leads to early action and this saves lives, Tonga Meteorological Services (TMS) stressed at its 4th Users’ Climate Outlook Forum, held in Nuku'alofa today, bringing together different sectors of the community to talk about its services.
Friday 14 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Meteorological Services plans to improve early warnings and early responses to hazards and threats, by expanding the use of mobile phones to receive early warning alerts. The development is supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Booming thunder over Nuku'alofa this afternoon is raising people's anxiety and scaring animals, especially dogs who are running for cover, as it reminds them of the volcanic explosions of January 15, when Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted, bringing devastating tsunamis to nearby coastlines in Tonga. By Linny Folau.
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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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Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Community consultations are underway in Vava’u to help Tonga Meteorological Services establish a Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) policy for the country. Meanwhile, a new Vava'u Emergency Coordination Centre will be opened tomorrow attended by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau‘u.
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Monday 14 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone warning is in force for Tonga today as Tropical Depression 03F moves towards Vava'u, Tonga Met. advised this morning. The system is bringing unsettled weather to most of Tonga. The storm coincides with the highest tides of the month.
Thursday 3 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Above average rainfall is forecast across Tonga up to January 2021, according to the latest climate update from Tonga Meteorological Service. Tonga Met is also using traditional knowledge indicators to forecast tropical cyclones and so far, our mango trees, the birds and the bees and bananas are not indicating cyclones.
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 21 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Southern Tonga has experienced extreme rainfall this week that was close to the record, for a 24 hour period in the current “dry season”. A La Niña Alert for October-December 2020, further increases the chances of above average rainfall across Tonga.
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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.
Monday 20 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Tino has caused storm surge damage to homes mainly in Ha’apai and Niuatoputapu said Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) Director, Paula Ma’u today, 20 January.
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Monday 13 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical depression, expected to form into a cyclone later this week could threaten Tongatapu by the weekend, Tonga Meteorological Services reported today, 13 January. There is an 85% chance of the cyclone becoming severe, impacting Fiji and then Tonga on 17-18 January.
Wednesday 8 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drier than average weather is forecast for Tonga over the next three months (January – March) according to the latest climate update by Tonga Meteorological Services. Tonga's wet season which runs from November until April is also known as the cyclone season. Tonga Met reports the sea surface temperature is expected to be a little above average in February.
Friday 3 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The installation of new weather stations and sea level monitoring equipment throughout Tonga has been a huge logistical exercise, six months in the planning and another year in the implementation. Tonga welcomes 2020 with 21 new weather stations and two sea level monitoring stations.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of 88 civil defence sirens will be installed throughout Tonga as part of a new Multi Hazard Early Warning System that is expected to become operational by August next year.
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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.
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.
Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale wind warning is now in force for all of Tonga land areas and coastal waters as Tropical Depression 11F was located 55km west southwest of Niuafo’ou or 245km west of Niuatoputapu or 385km northwest of Vava'u at 7:00pm this evening. There is a high chance for the system to develop into a tropical cyclone tonight, according to Tonga Meteorological Services.

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