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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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Sunday 21 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Water shortage plans are being activated while an El Nino warning was declared for the whole of Tonga, by Tonga's Meteorology Service on Friday, 19 December. The current drought for Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u is expected to continue for another three months.
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Tuesday 18 November 2014
Cyclone Ian

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Meteorology Department is warning that current weather conditions indicate that Tonga could suffer a tropical cyclone this summer.
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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The night of 8 to 9 October this year will bring us another lunar eclipse, almost equal to the one of the 15 April seen in Tonga. By Firitia Velt.
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Tuesday 23 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand, Tony Abbott and John Key, have been slammed for deciding not to attend the UN climate summit in New York tomorrow September 23.
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Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.4 magnitude underwater earthquake struck 197 kilometres northwest of Niuatoputapu early Monday morning at 3:52 AM, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled.
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A very large earthquake rocked Nuku'alofa minutes ago, just after 7:00pm local time. Houses shook violently and people could be heard shouting warnings to each other with babies crying. There has been no tsunami warning. No damage has been reported. Updated 7:53 pm.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile this afternoon has generated a significant tsunami for Chile, with tsunami warnings issued for the Pacific coasts of South America, including Easter Island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has now determined that no tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas although some may experience small sea level changes. For all areas covered by this center the tsunami warning and watch are now cancelled (6:00pm Tonga time).
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Saturday 22 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An E-Disaster Early Warning System that will trigger tsunami warnings from Tonga's Meteorological Center to and early warning loud speakers system in the villages of Kanokupolu and Kolovai was commissioned on March 20.
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