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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.
Thursday 5 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A six-day training program on building different types of fale Tonga (Tonga house) for cyclone preparedness was completed after 25 people, including 11 women, were awarded certificates at the Free Constitution Church of Tonga in Pahu today. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 2 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Tropical Cyclone Season for 2020-21 has officially started in November. There are no tropical cyclones expected in the coming week, says Tonga Met's first outlook for the season.
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 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 37 earthquakes occurred within Tonga in the month of September, but none of them were felt by communities, the Tonga Geological Services, reported in its Tonga Seismic Bulletin for September. (Yesterday's 6.7mi felt tremor will be covered in their October bulletin).
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Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.7mi earthquake centred near the Vava'u Group was felt in the capital Nuku'alofa at 2:14 pm as a strong tremor. The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre advised that there is no tsunami threat based on preliminary data.
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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.
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.
Thursday 23 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no tsunami threat from an earthquake 5.5 magnitude, felt in Nuku'alofa this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised. The earthquake epicenter was located 121km SSE of Nuku'alofa at 11:31am Tonga local time.
Wednesday 15 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extensive damage along Tongatapu and 'Eua coastlines caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold is shown in dramatic before and after satellite images released by the UNITAR / UNOSAT in a preliminary report today. The coastal Royal Residence Liukava at Kolovai was caught in the surge.
Saturday 11 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man, found floating on the shoreline of ‘Eua after it was struck by Cyclone Harold on Thursday Morning, 9 April, was not a cyclone victim, authorities confirmed today. 'Eua suffered the greatest impact of the cyclone in Tonga.
Friday 10 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“My family were swimming inside the house,” said Patangata Community Policing Officer, Sami Mafi, after Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold sent a waist-high storm surge through the community soon after dawn on Thursday morning, smashing fishing boats and dumping rock over the breakwater.
Friday 10 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liku‘alofa Beach Resort, on Tongatapu's southwest Sunset Coast, was demolished by severe Tropical Cyclone Harold (category 4) when it hit Tongatapu in the early hours of Thursday, April 9. Other resorts along the coast were also reported destroyed.
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
Wednesday 8 April 2020

Nuku'alofa,
Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold, will coincide with a king tide and a supermoon in Tonga early tomorrow morning. An extreme high tide warning is now in force for all Tonga coastal waters for tomorrow and Friday.
Wednesday 8 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A storm force warning is in force for Tongatapu as severe Tropical Cyclone Harold was located 965km west north west of Nuku'alofa at 08:00am this morning and tracks closer, moving at a speed of 38km/hr.
Tuesday 7 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert remains in force for Tongatapu, Ha’apai and ‘Eua as severe TC Harold moves towards Tonga. On its current track, it is expected to lie at about 120km south-west of Nuku'alofa, at around 7:00am on Thursday morning, as a Category 3 storm.
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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.
Sunday 5 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold (Category 4), located about 155 km West of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu at about 3:00am local time this morning, is expected to intensify into a Category 5 System today as it passes over Vanuatu. Tonga Met Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre is tracking the powerful storm, which may move south of Tonga by 8-10 April.

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