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Sunday 28 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tsunami wave moving across the Pacific this morning following an 8.8 earthquake in southern Chile is expected to reach Tonga's coastlines at 8:40 am Sunday 28 February but it is not known how high the wave will be. A tsunami warning is in effect for the whole of Tonga and the Pacific Islands.
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Sunday 28 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Meteorological Officer, 'Ofa Faanunu said on Radio Tonga at 1:45 am Sunday 28 February that an 8.8 earthquake near Chile had generated a wave and the Pacific Islands were given a Tsunami warning.
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Tuesday 16 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Monday 15 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a rough night and about two hours battering from gales brought by Cyclone Rene this morning, Vava'u residents walked outside to an almost dead calm at around 7:00 am.
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Sunday 14 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hurricane warning is now in force for the Vava'u group, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Rene, a Category 3 storm, is expected to bring destructive hurricane force winds with gusts up to 130 knots (240 km/h) around midnight tonight, with thunderstorms, phenomenal seas, and flooding; and may develop into a Category 4 force as it passes Ha'apai and Tongatapu on Monday.
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Sunday 14 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Special Weather Bulletin number eight for Tonga on severe tropical Cyclone Rene issued from NWFC Fua'amotu at 10:00am Sunday 14 February 2010
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Saturday 13 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake centred only 90 km SSE of Nuku'alofa was recorded at 3:34 pm today Saturday 13 February, but no damage has been reported.
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Saturday 13 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Tonga. A gale warning is now in-force for Niuafo'ou, Niuatoputapu and Tafahi. A strong wind warning is also in force for the rest of Tonga.
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Wednesday 25 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Action Plan for an Early Warning Tsunami System for Tonga is expected to be completed by January 2010, according to 'Ofa Fa'anunu the Chairman and Director of the Tonga Meteorology Center.
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Wednesday 25 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattled Tonga in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 25 but there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake which was felt with a moderate intensity in Tongatapu and Ha'apai.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Geneva, Switzerland
The tragedies that struck the Asia and Pacific region this month underscore the urgent action that must be taken to better protect hospitals from natural disasters. Large-scale human suffering is exacerbated when the very services that are most needed to save lives - hospitals, clinics and other health facilities - are counted among the casualties.
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Friday 2 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people have been confirmed dead at Niuatoputapu tsunami disaster which struck the island early on Wednesday morning, September 30 Lt Commander Solomone Savelio announced in a media briefing this morning, Oct 2 at Sene, the Tonga Defence Service headquarter.
Friday 18 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A strong wind warning was in force for Tongatapu and ‘Eua waters as two troughs moved over Tonga, bringing changeable weather with heavy rainfall into Nuku‘alofa for the last few days.
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Wednesday 8 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Seismic Network is now better equipped to accurately measure and record big earthquakes of up to 7 magnitude after being upgraded with new broadband seismometers in the Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha'apai stations.
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Monday 22 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cool southeast wind over Tonga has brought cool moderate temperatures with the temperature dropping to a comparatively "chilly" 13.9 degrees at Fua'amotu on Tongatapu last night, June 21, one of the shortest days of the year.
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Monday 6 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Lin brought storm force winds to most of Tonga over the weekend gusting up to 60 knots (110 kph) on Tongatapu and damaging trees, gardens and power lines, before moving away to the south east.
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Sunday 5 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Strong, gusty winds and rain are lashing the capital Nuku‘alofa as the centre of Tropical Cyclone Lin moves towards southern Tonga in the early hours of Sunday morning. A storm warning remains in force for Ha‘apai, Tongatapu and ‘Eua Island groups. On its current track, the cyclone centre is expected to lie about 90km southwest of Ha'apai or about 95km north of Nuku'alofa at 7:00am this morning and about 55km northeast of Tongatapu at 10:00am this morning.
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Saturday 4 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning is now in force for the Niuas, and the rest of Tonga remains on cyclone alert as a tropical depression located west of Niuafo'ou may develop into a tropical cyclone in the north of Tonga over the weekend.
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Friday 3 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical depression located to the north of Tonga is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 36 hours, lying to the west of Niuafo'ou bringing damaging gale force winds, the Tonga Meteorological Office forecasted at 6:00 pm today, Friday April 3.
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Friday 3 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert is now in force for Tonga. Special Weather Bulletin Number One for Tonga was issued from the Tonga Meteorological Centre today, Friday April 3, at 12:21pm.
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