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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).
Thursday 18 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Climate Change Donor Roundtable started on October 18 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, and focused on Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. A climate resilient and low emission development pathway is essential for safeguarding Tonga’s social, economic, and environmental aspirations, says the Minister of MEIDECC.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regional delegates came to Tonga this week for a 4th Board Meeting of RESPAC, the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States Project, which aims to improve islands’ resilience to climate related hazards. The meeting is being hosted by Tonga's Meteorology Divison.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga continues to be on a drought and El Nino watch according to the Tonga Meteorological Services monthly update on 11 October 2018.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

London, United Kingdom
A remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atalnatic is one of just nine potentially dangerous storms currently circling around the world.
Tuesday 11 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With drier weather forecasts for the next few months, Tonga Meteorological Service is urging people throughout Tonga to conserve water as conditions favour the emergence of El Nino.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat for Tonga following a powerful earthquake east of the Fiji islands this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Office advised. The earthquake has been rated by Global tectonic reports among the largest deep focus earthquakes ever observed and was one of ten earthquakes over M 4.3 in the region today.
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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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Thursday 19 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently in its cool dry season of lower rainfall and cooler temperatures, experienced from May to October.
Monday 16 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of $300,000 pa’anga has been allocated to provide psycho-social support to those dealing with stress after losing homes during severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Washington DC, USA
An additional US$10 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Tonga continue recovering from Tropical Cyclone Gita that struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua causing widespread damage in February. TC Gita, a category 4 storm, is the strongest cyclone to severely impact Tonga since 1982.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Bonn, Germany
International observer organizations, concerned with the environment, are urging rich countries to stop holding back their climate change financial support to developing countries, after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the Paris Agreement Work Program, attended by Tonga and other parties, was held between 30 April – 10 May, in Bonn, Germany.
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Monday 23 April 2018

'Eua, Tonga
Vanilla-growing communities in ‘Eua affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February, have received supplies donated by a group of New Zealand businesses, donors, and individuals. The vanilla harvest this year was destroyed by the cyclone.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Centre has deactivated its Watch for Tropical Cyclone Keni as the storm has moved out of Tonga's boundary this afternoon. NEMO reported damage at 'Eua and power outages on both 'Eua and areas of Tongatapu today.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni (category 2) has moved away from Tonga locating 415km south of Nuku’alofa at noon today, after bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong wind. In cental Nuku'alofa, government offices, schools and majority of businesses were closed today.
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni, on its current track, is expected to be a Category 1 system, when located about 300km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11. Air New Zealand has cancelled tonight's flights between Auckland and Tonga and return.
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Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni which has intensified into a Category 3 in Fiji waters, is expected to be about 265km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11.
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Monday 9 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert was issued for Tonga today by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in response to Tropical Cyclone Keni, Category 1, that could affect Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas and coastal waters in the next 48-hours.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku’alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases over the next few days.
Saturday 31 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Easter weekend downpours dropped 104mm of rain over Tongatapu between 7:00am and 1:00pm today, 31 March, causing flooding in low lying areas of Nuku'alofa. Tonga Met expects the rain over Tongatapu will gradually ease off by Monday.
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