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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intermittent smoke eruption towering to 15,000-17000ft above the summit of the Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, this morning, has an increased likelihood of eruption, with an aviation VONA alert now increased to Orange, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised at 10:20am.
Monday 23 September 2019

New York, USA
Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on September 21 at UN Headquarters in New York.
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Wednesday 14 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Climate Change Donor Roundtable started on August 14 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, and focused on Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2018-2028.
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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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Wednesday 24 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rainfall is forecasted to be average over Tongatapu and ‘Eua and below average for the rest of the country for July to September.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rain and flash flooding with gale force winds are forecast over southern Tonga for the next 24 hours Tonga Met warned at 1pm Monday, July 1. Models forecast on windy.com show that Tuesday might be dark with exceptional downpours over the capital.
Friday 21 June 2019

Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua of Tonga has been approved as a new member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Scientific Advisory Panel, an elite group of 15 scientists worldwide, who are experts on weather, climate and water.
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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Sunday 16 June 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no tsunami threat from an earthquake 7.1m in the Kermadec Island this morning Sunday 16 June 2019. Small tsunami waves were recorded at Raoul Island sea level gauges this afternoon. Minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake over the next few hours, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Ewa Beach Hawaii advised at 2352 UTC (12:52 pm Tonga time). Tonga Met has cancelled the tsunami warning at 2:28pm.
Sunday 16 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently on a tsunami watch after a strong unverified earthquake has been felt in the vicinity of Tonga this morning Sunday 16 June. Tonga's National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) is activated. Meanwhile, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii forecast tsunami waves of less than 0.3 metres above tide level for Pacific Islands coasts including Tonga (forecasted) following a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands Region. Tonga Met will broadcast updates on local radio.
Thursday 13 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extremely high rainfall was recorded in Niuafo’ou in May that was over double the mean average rainfall since records began.
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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 31 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat from two 6.1 magnitude earthquakes felt in Nuku'alofa early this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised.
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.
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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