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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Pacific leaders joined forces last week ahead of a landmark COP26 climate summit - Tonga was not among them. The leaders from 11 Pacific Island nations met virtually with COP26 President Alok Sharma to set out their priorities for the major climate change summit in November.
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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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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Wednesday 10 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a 45% chance for at least one Tropical Cyclone to occur for the remainder Tonga's 2020/21 cyclone season, which ends on April 30. If this happens, there is a 25% chance it could be a severe one, says Tonga Met in its updated outlook for the season.
Friday 5 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UPDATED: Tonga Met confirmed that a small tsunami wave of of 0.05m (0.2ft) was monitored at a Nuku'alofa tidal gauge at local time 10:29am (UTC 2129). The Niutoputapu tidal gauge also recorded 0.05m at 11:30am, following a series of severe earthquakes in the Kermadec Fault this morning. Waves generated by the earthquakes are being recorded in other Pacific Islands, with over half a metre at Norfolk Island.
Tuesday 9 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forecast maps for Tropical Depression 09F were released by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre at 1:00pm today, Tuesday. TD09F is forecast to enter Tongan waters tonight as a Category 1 Tropical Cyclone.
Tuesday 9 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua’amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre was activated at 6:00am this morning, for Tropical Depression 09F, forecast to bring damaging gales to Tongatapu and 'Eua late this afternoon and overnight. Schools are closed today in Southern Tonga and gale warnings are in force for all Tonga land areas and coastal waters.
Monday 8 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning is now in force for Vava’u and the two Niuas land areas, while, the rest of the islands remain with a strong wind warning. A heavy rain advisory for all of Tonga was issued today by Tonga Meteorological Services.
Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A family in Pahu was shocked last night when a small tornado (ahiohio) hit just after 9:00pm causing damage to their home, business and vehicles on Fatafehi Road, Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Ana has weakened and was downgraded into a Tropical Low Pressure System by Tonga Meteorological Services at 2:00pm today, Tuesday. The cyclone has buffeted Tongatapu with gales and stormy seas overnight and this morning.
Monday 1 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Ana has weakened into a Category 1 storm as it moves into southern Tongan waters today. The Fua’amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre, at 5pm Monday, said a gale warning remains in force. On its current track, it could bring destructive storm force winds to Tele-ki-Tonga and Tele-ki-Tokelau and damaging gale force winds over Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua, early Tuesday morning.
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.
Monday 21 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ninety people, including 73 repatriates and health staff in-quarantine at the Makeke Camp on Friday were relocated to the Kupesi Hotel at Fua'amotu as a precaution, while Tropical Cyclone Yasa was approaching Tongan waters, MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u said today. Apart from minor crop damage, Tonga remained unscathed by TC Yasa.
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Sunday 20 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Center was deactivated at 1:00pm today, as Tropical Cyclone Yasa weakened and was downgraded into a tropical low as it moved to the south-southwest, further away from Tongatapu and 'Eua this morning.
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.
Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An extremely powerful Tropical Cyclone “Yasa”, is threatening Fiji today, where Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama warned people to prepare and evacuate low lying areas. Forecasters warned that wave heights around the eye of the storm could approach 14 meters (45 feet), with momentary gusts of up to 195 knots (390km/hr). TC Yasa threatens to cause damage on the scale of Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016. Meanwhile, a Tropical Cyclone Alert is now in force for Tonga.
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 15 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Zazu (Cat. 1) is expected to move 60km south of Neiafu, Vava’u or 70km northeast of Muitoa, Ha’apai at 3:00pm today. In Vava'u, Tonga Met. Director ‘Ofa Fa’anunu, said the strongest gust recorded reached 62 knots at Lupepau’u Airport at 1:00am. Meanwhile, a second stronger Tropical Cyclone, TC Yasa (Cat. 3) continues to move slowly towards Fiji.
Monday 14 December 2020

Nadi, Fiji
Weather watchers are following Tropical Cyclone Yasa [995hpa], moving slowly toward Fiji today, bringing thunderstorms and showers to the area. The Cat.1 storm is expected to strengthen over the next few days.
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.

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