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Sunday 29 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning for Niuatoputapu has been been cancelled this evening and replaced with a strong wind warning as Tropical Cyclone Tuni moves away from Tonga’s northern islands. Telephone services for the remote Niuas are currently disrupted by the windy conditions.
Sunday 29 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On its current track Tropical Cyclone Tuni is expected to lie 180km east of Niuatoputapu at 07:00pm this evening, the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre advised at 10:00am Sunday 29 November 2015. The next advisory will be issued at 1:00pm.
Saturday 28 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical depression TD03F center (996hpa) located to the north northwest of Niuatoputapu is slowly intensifying and could possibly become a tropical cyclone in the next 6-18 hours the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre advised this afternoon at 4:00pm Saturday 28 November 2015.
Friday 20 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong wind warning remains in force for Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u land areas, while a gale warning remains in force for coastal waters, Tonga’s Fua'amotu Weather Forecasting Centre advised at 7:00pm this evening, Friday 20 November.
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Friday 13 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major fire on Late Island, believed to have started on Thursday, has continued to rage throughout Friday night on the island - an important nature reserve. "I can see the red glow of a raging fire on Late now at 20:23... it is heartbreaking," said biologist Nadya Zvyagina on Friday night from Fangasito, Vava'u. There is a lot of dead wood on the island after Cyclone Ian.
Friday 13 November 2015

Fangasito Island, Vava'u
A white plume coming from the peak of Late Island this morning may be a rare sighting of volcanic activity - but the volcanic activity has yet to be confirmed by Tongan authorities. The last known eruption of the island was in 1854, and the last steam venting was seen in the 1970s. Photos by Nadya Zvyagina.
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Wednesday 11 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people of Tonga are advised to conserve water and prepare for warmer days and higher chance for tropical cyclone activity in the next three to six-months. There is drought in the two Niuas, while drought warnings have been issued for the remaining islands.
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Monday 2 November 2015
Cyclone Ian

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga might expect two or three cyclones in the 2015-16 Cyclone Season, which started yesterday, November 1, continuing for at least six months until the end of April.
Wednesday 21 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans are advised to conserve water, as the Meteorological Service warns the outlook for Tonga over the next three to six months is for below average rainfall, as a result of El Niño conditions continuing into the upcoming "wet season". Drought warnings are in place for Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu.
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Monday 19 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first draft of the Paris Climate Change Agreement has left the Indian government and its negotiators upset because it ignored many submissions from developing countries. Countries will gather at Bonn from October 19-23 to negotiate further on this draft before the final Paris round of talks on 30 November for two-weeks.
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Tuesday 15 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Summer rainfall in Tonga is expected to be severely diminished with only half the expected monthly rainfall in some places, Tonga's Meteorological director warned today, after assessing the latest El Niño forecasts which show El Niño this year is the strongest since the 1997-98 events which caused severe drought and a cyclone.
Tuesday 1 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for weather forecasters and staff of the National Emergency Office (NEMO) to improve lead-time and accurate severe weather warnings issued to the public is being held in Nuku’alofa this week.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
A VHF radio installed at the Neiafu Police Station yesterday August 31, will assist with emergency responses over land and sea in Vava'u. The VHF system covers the archipelago of Vava'u and 40 nautical miles.
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Monday 24 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tsunamis pose a danger to Tonga's coastal communities and early warning of a severe tsunami event and appropriate response by the public, will be critical to saving lives. A one-week training workshop for first responders started on Monday, 24 August aims to improve the early warning system, procedures and response in Tonga.
Thursday 13 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino drier than normal conditions is expected over the next three to six months and people are advised to conserve water. El NIno brings cooler nights, with 13.2C on July 19 at Fua'amotu the lowest temperature recorded for July.
Wednesday 22 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tsunami warning system is inadequate to respond to a tsunami that might be generated by a local earthquake, Tonga’s Director of Meteorology, Ofa Fa’anunu told the plenary at the Third Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku'alofa today.
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Monday 20 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Ministers for Meteorology, meeting in Nuku'alofa this week to consider the resilience of Pacific communities to extreme weather events, heard that the Pacific Islands region can expect an increase in the intensity of extreme weather - posing critical challenges to our safety, security and existence.
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Wednesday 15 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of 14 Pacific Island countries that is expected to benefit from a new project aimed to provide nationally tailored information on seasonal climate prediction and improve climate services. The three year project was launched in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga currently experiencing El Nino's drier and cooler weather there is a need for people to conserve water and use it wisely, advises Tonga’s Meteorological and Coast Radio Services.
Friday 15 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
El Nino has arrived in Tonga bringing cooler nights, the Ministry of Meteorology said in a statement yesterday, 14 May.

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