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Thursday 9 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five newly installed tsunami warning sirens will be tested tomorrow Friday 10 May between 12:00-4:00pm around Nuku’alofa and in the Hihifo villages of Afa and Talafo'ou. The National Emergency Management Office advises that the sirens will sound like “an air-raid siren in war movies” and that the level of noise could cause “some discomfort or inconvenience.”
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Wednesday 6 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning is in force for all land areas of Tonga bringing heavy rain to the capital today. The bad weather is expected to continue tomorrow with increasing strong winds that can be damaging.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heavy rainfall that lashed Nuku'alofa throughout the day caused widespread flooding in the capital Nuku'alofa, forcing schools and some businesses to close.
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Wednesday 20 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been lucky, and has so far enjoyed a largely uneventful 2012-13 South Pacific Cyclone Season, although there were cyclone alerts and gale warnings during January.
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert that was previously in force for Vava'u and Ha'apai is now cancelled, but a strong wind warning is in force for the rest of Tonga.
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Monday 14 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone may develop in the next 30 to 36 hours, effecting the Niuas, Vava’u and Ha’apai.
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The outlook for Christmas day is cloudy intervals and brief showers in Tonga, forecasted by the National Weather Forecast Centre at Fua’amotu.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A strong wind warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu coastal waters this morning, 17 December, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan (cat. 4) located near Fiji moves to the southwest.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone gale warning remains in force for Niuafo'ou, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan moves north of the Niuas tonight, on southwest track toward the Fiji Islands. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 10 for Tonga, issued from Fua'amotu, 10:00pm, 15 December 2012.
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Saturday 15 December 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Niuafo'ou. Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 8 for Tonga on severe Tropical Cyclone Evan issued from Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Center at 12:45pm 15 December 2012.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A short, strong earthquake rattled wooden buildings in Nuku'alofa, Tonga at 12:24pm today, November 14. Officers at the Tonga Met. office, confirmed that they also felt the shake at Fua'amotu Airport at 12:24 pm. Meanwhile, the USGS website reports that a 5.4m earthquake was centred 75km west of Havelu, Tonga at 21.049S and 175.932 W at a depth of 34.1 km at UTC 23:23:50.
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Makaunga, Tonga
A family of 11 escaped unharmed after a freak tornado ripped apart their small home at Makaunga, on the eastern side of Tongatapu, during heavy rain and wind on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27.
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Low lying areas in Nuku'alofa experienced flooding this morning as one third of this month's average rainfall was dumped in less than 24 hours, and brought a dramatic drop in temperature.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine weather is forecast for the whole of Tonga during the Easter weekend, and the depression that brought the humidity and rain to Tonga since March 2 is expected to clear up by Thursday, April 5, according to the National Weather Forecast Centre at Fua'amotu,
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Friday 17 February 2012
Flooded home at Hala'ovave, Tongatapu after Cyclone Jasmine

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Jasmine dumped over half the month's average rainfall onto Tongatapu on Wednesday, flooding large areas of the capital Nuku'alofa and surrounding villages, forcing hundreds of people from their homes, and bringing down power poles, electric lines and trees. But Jasmine's heady aroma was not so sweet.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The tropical cyclone warning previously in force for Vava'u and Ha'apai is now cancelled by the Tonga Meteorology Service, in a last special weather bulletin for today.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nadi, Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Cyril, category 1 centre [987hpa] was located about 15 miles southwest of Vava'u or about 150 miles north-northeast of Nuku'alofa at 6:00 am this morning, 7 February 2012. Cyril is moving east-southeast at 18 knots, a Special Weather Bulletin from the RSMC - Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre warns.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Ha'apai, Vava'u and Tongatapu group. A strong wind warning remains in force for all Tonga land areas and coastal waters. Tropical depression 11f located near Lifuka, west of Tonga, is moving towards the east-southeast at 12 knots or about 22 km/hours. The depression may develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 12 or 24 hours, Tonga's Meteorological Service warned in its Special Weather Bulletin at 6:20am today.
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Friday 23 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cloudy with showers outlook for Christmas Day in Tonga is forecasted by the National Weather Forecast Centre at Fua'amotu.
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Friday 23 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong, shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Tonga's northern Niuafo'ou island shortly after noon. No tsunami reports have been issued at this time.
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