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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.
Monday 30 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cluster of three large earthquakes were reported between Niuatoputapu and Samoa this evening between 8:56pm and 9:48pm - measuring 6.8, 6.4 and 5.6 magnitude.
Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa recorded 31mm of rain - its second highest rainfall recorded in 24-hours for the month, which caused all Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu to cancel classes today.
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Thursday 19 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With below average rainfall expected over the next three-months, drought warnings remain in force for the whole of the Tonga group, and the public is advised to use water wisely and collect as much rainwater as possible during the current peak of the rainy season. However, the El Nino warning previously in force for Tonga has now been downgraded to an El Nino watch.
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Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Volcanic activity with white steam coming out of an area about 20km southwest of Late Island in Vava'u was spotted by a Real Tonga Airline pilot on Monday, February 9.
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Monday 26 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The volcanic eruption between the islands of Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga appears to be over, leaving behind a tiny island of volcanic ash, a third expedition to the area has reported.
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Monday 19 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A geological survey of the volcanic activity between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai over the weekend found that while ash eruptions are continuing, the activity appears to be less than in previous days and a lot less than in previous weeks.
Friday 16 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Continuous eruptions are creating a new island between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, 65 km from Nuku'alofa, Tonga's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources reports. “The eruption of ash and tephra continues, but in recent days the ash has been limited to low elevations,” their fourth advisory stated on January 15.
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Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nature played with the sea and the sky over Tonga this week as an algae bloom turned the seas frothy white, chocolate and red, while the sun shone through a champagne sky - captured on camera at Kanokupolu Beach this morning.
Wednesday 14 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eruption of ash and tephra is slowing down, while sulphuric gas and steam continues to be emitted from Hunga Ha‘apai, Tonga's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said yesterday in an advisory that included images of a dramatic eruption a week ago on January 6.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grey ash “falling like rain” from the large ash volcanic eruptions that are continuing in the area of Hunga Ha'apai- Hunga Tonga, can be seen from the Tongatapu coastline. Photos by Shane Egan.
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Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received heavy rainfall today, a welcome relief to residents after months of enduring unusually dry weather and little rainfall. For the last seven months since June, Tonga has experienced below average rainfall.
Tuesday 30 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A continuing eruption from Tonga's active undersea volcano, Hunga Ha'apai, was clearly visible on the horizon northwest of Tongatapu today. Photos by Shane Egan
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