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Friday 4 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ha'apai Group recorded record rainfall for the month of December when almost half a year’s worth of rain fell in one month, opening up a sinkhole on Holopeka Road, Lifuka.
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Thursday 3 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two tropical cyclones have formed in the Western Pacific. TC Mona (Cat.1) is expected to track over Fiji at the weekend and may intensify to a Category 2 cyclone.
Tuesday 1 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning previously in force for Tonga was cancelled by Tonga Met, in a 7:00pm tropical cyclone advisory, and replaced with a strong wind warning for all of Tonga land areas.
Sunday 30 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wet and windy New Year is forecast for Tonga, as a slow moving low pressure system moves over the southern groups. A tropical depression called TD03F has the potential to turn into a Category 1 cyclone.
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Tuesday 4 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
Stating that we “are extremely concerned about the climate crisis” Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama issued a joint statement, together with three other former COP Presidents, last night calling on countries to send an unequivocal message from COP24 in Katowice, Poland, that they are serious about strengthening their commitments to reduce emissions and help build resilience.
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Friday 16 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The return of seven graduates, including Tonga's first woman Meteorologist, will boost the Meteorology Department, said ‘Ofa Fa’anunu, Tonga's Director of Meteorology.
Monday 12 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With an El Nino Alert in force, and a drought watch in place, Tonga Meteorology Services is urging residents to use water wisely and collect as much water as possible when it rains.
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Saturday 3 November 2018
Cyclone Ian

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a 75% chance that at least two tropical cyclones will occur during Tonga's 2018/19 cyclone season, which started on November 1 to end on April 30, 2019. At least one could be a severe cyclone, Tonga Met advised.
Monday 22 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MET Service Director, ‘Ofa Fa’anunu is the first Tongan to become President of the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association (WMO RA5).
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Climate Change Donor Roundtable started on October 18 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, and focused on Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. A climate resilient and low emission development pathway is essential for safeguarding Tonga’s social, economic, and environmental aspirations, says the Minister of MEIDECC.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regional delegates came to Tonga this week for a 4th Board Meeting of RESPAC, the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States Project, which aims to improve islands’ resilience to climate related hazards. The meeting is being hosted by Tonga's Meteorology Divison.
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Thursday 11 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga continues to be on a drought and El Nino watch according to the Tonga Meteorological Services monthly update on 11 October 2018.
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Thursday 13 September 2018

London, United Kingdom
A remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence in the Atalnatic is one of just nine potentially dangerous storms currently circling around the world.
Tuesday 11 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With drier weather forecasts for the next few months, Tonga Meteorological Service is urging people throughout Tonga to conserve water as conditions favour the emergence of El Nino.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat for Tonga following a powerful earthquake east of the Fiji islands this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Office advised. The earthquake has been rated by Global tectonic reports among the largest deep focus earthquakes ever observed and was one of ten earthquakes over M 4.3 in the region today.
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Wednesday 1 August 2018
Noumea, New Caledonia
Meteorogical services in the Pacific islands are aiming to improve tropical cyclone warning services in the region.
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Thursday 19 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently in its cool dry season of lower rainfall and cooler temperatures, experienced from May to October.
Monday 16 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of $300,000 pa’anga has been allocated to provide psycho-social support to those dealing with stress after losing homes during severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Washington DC, USA
An additional US$10 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Tonga continue recovering from Tropical Cyclone Gita that struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua causing widespread damage in February. TC Gita, a category 4 storm, is the strongest cyclone to severely impact Tonga since 1982.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Bonn, Germany
International observer organizations, concerned with the environment, are urging rich countries to stop holding back their climate change financial support to developing countries, after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the Paris Agreement Work Program, attended by Tonga and other parties, was held between 30 April – 10 May, in Bonn, Germany.
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