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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.

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.
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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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.
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Centre has deactivated its Watch for Tropical Cyclone Keni as the storm has moved out of Tonga's boundary this afternoon. NEMO reported damage at 'Eua and power outages on both 'Eua and areas of Tongatapu today.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni (category 2) has moved away from Tonga locating 415km south of Nuku’alofa at noon today, after bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong wind. In cental Nuku'alofa, government offices, schools and majority of businesses were closed today.
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni, on its current track, is expected to be a Category 1 system, when located about 300km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11. Air New Zealand has cancelled tonight's flights between Auckland and Tonga and return.
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Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni which has intensified into a Category 3 in Fiji waters, is expected to be about 265km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11.
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Monday 9 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert was issued for Tonga today by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in response to Tropical Cyclone Keni, Category 1, that could affect Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas and coastal waters in the next 48-hours.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku’alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases over the next few days.
Saturday 31 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Easter weekend downpours dropped 104mm of rain over Tongatapu between 7:00am and 1:00pm today, 31 March, causing flooding in low lying areas of Nuku'alofa. Tonga Met expects the rain over Tongatapu will gradually ease off by Monday.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Florida, USA
NASA will launch a powerful and advanced weather satellite named GOES-S on Thursday 1 March from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, enabling more accurate and reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks over most of the Western Hemisphere, including the Pacific.
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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita will reach Category 5 by the time it hits Tongatapu and ‘Eua this evening, the strongest in recorded history to approach Tonga, warns Director of Tonga MET, 'Ofa Fa'anunu at a press conference this morning. “Category 5 means that the winds have reached 110 knots. This is around 220 and 230 km per hour winds....We need to move now to evacuation centres.”
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Sunday 11 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to hit Tonga with up to Category 4 force winds from tomorrow morning, Monday February 12, according to the latest forecast from the Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre in Fiji. Tongans are handicapped in their preparations for the storm as strict sabbatical laws prevent Sunday trading for emergency supplies. At 4:30pm today the capital, Nuku'alofa remains quiet and sleepy. Tonga Met officers said this afternoon that if the cyclone speeds up from its present slow moving approach it might arrive earlier. A hurricane warning remains in place for most of Tonga. Tonga should be on high alert until the storm passes on Tuesday morning.
Sunday 11 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hurricane warning remains in force for Vava’u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua. A strong wind warning remains in force for the Niuas. Very destructive hurricane force winds are expected from Monday morning. Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita, category 3, was located 750km east-northeast of Nuku'alofa or 645km east south east of Vava'u or 650km east of Lifuka at 10:00am Sunday morning. The cyclone is moving south about 12 knots and expected to gradually turn and move southwest today.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three low pressure systems circling the South Pacific region today may potentially form cyclones by the weekend, says Tonga's Meteorology Department, who are monitoring Tropical Depression O7F near Vanuatu which is moving toward Fiji. Meanwhile, Tonga MET’s forecast to midnight tomorrow issued at 1:00pm today warns of strong wind and heavy rain for the Niuas.
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