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Two earthquakes 6.3 and 5.0 near Tonga this morning

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24 May  2013  This morning a 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Tonga in the early morning hours after 0600 hours local time, with a subsequent 6.3 magnitude earthquake and 5.0 aftershock occuring again in mid morning, 10:00 hrs local time.

Details of the earthquakes are as follows:

Event Time

  1. 2013-05-23 21:07:46 UTC
  2. 2013-05-23 09:07:46 UTC-12:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-24 10:07:46 UTC+13:00 system time

Location

20.557°S 175.739°W depth=154.1km (95.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 84km (52mi) NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

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5.0 magnitude, 153 km depth

 

Tropical Cyclone Evan Alertt cancelled

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16 December 2012 The Tonga Meteorological Services Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre has lifted the Cyclone Alert for the Niuas as revealed in latest weather forecast from Fua'amotu, this Sunday evening.

WEATHER FORECAST ISSUED FROM THE NWFC FUA'AMOTU AT 7:15PM SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER 2012.

PUBLIC WEATHER BULLETIN

WARNINGS: A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE LAND AREAS OF TONGA.

SITUATION

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN [960HPA]CATEGORY 4 CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 14 DECIMAL 7 SOUTH 179 DECIMAL 9 WEST AT 6:00PM. TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN

IS MOVING WEST/SOUTHWEST AT 25KM/HR. AVERAGE WINDS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE IS ESTIMATED TO ABOUT 165 KM/H WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS TO ABOUT 230 KM/HR.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA

MODERATE TO FRESH EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ABOUT THE NIUAS. ELSEWHERE MODERATE TO FRESH EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS.CLOUDY WITH SOME SHOWERS OVER NIUA.

ELSEWHERE, CLOUDY PERIODS WTH A FEW SHOWERS.

FOR MONDAY:

MODERATE TO FRESH EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS OVER TONGATAPU AND EUA. ELSEWHERE MODERATE EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS.CLOUDY PERIODS WITH BREIF SHOWERS.

TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKUALOFA:

MAX:29 DEGREE CELCIUS TOMORROW

MIN:24 DEGREE CELCIUS TONIGHT

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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA

WARNINGS:

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

FOR THE TWO NIUAS:

EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS.A HEAVY SWELLS.

FOR THE REST OF TONGA GROUP:

EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS.

OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY:

EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS OVER TONGATAPU.ELSEWHERE

15-20 KNOTS EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS.

HIGH TIDE:09:55PM

LOW  TIDE:04:15AM 17/12/2012.

MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE AT FUAAMOTU AT 7:15PM WAS 1011.6 MILLIBARS.

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SV/TT/=

ENDS

 

Latest Tropical Cyclone Evan Alert for Niuafo'ou

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15 December 2012 The latest report from the Tonga Meteorological Services received at 12:45pm this afternoon  confirmed that the advisory for severe Tropical Cyclone Evan remains in force for the Niuafo;ou island. Details of the Report and latest track of the Tropical cyclone is as follows:

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 8 FOR TONGA ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN ISSUED FROM FUAAMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTER AT 12:45PM 15 DECEMBER 2012.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT

A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR NIUAFO'OU.

A STRONG WIND WARNING AND HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY REMAIN IN FORCE FOR
NIUAFOOU AND NIUATOPUTAPU.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF THE GROUP.

SEAS FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY DUE TO UNUSUAL HIGH TIDES REMAINS IN FORCE
FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS OF TONGA.

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN [960HPA]CATEGORY 4 CENTER WAS LOCATED
NEAR 12 DECIMAL 5 SOUTH 174 DECIMAL 2 WEST OR ABOUT 375KM NORTHEAST
OF NIUAFO'OU AT 1000AM THIS MORNING. TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN IS MOVING
WEST SOUTHWEST AT 11KM/HR. AVERAGE WINDS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE IS ESTIMATED
TO ABOUT 180 KM/H WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS TO 240 KM/HR.

ON THIS TRACK TC EVAN MAY BRING DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS OVER
NIUAFOOU WATERS IN THE NEXT 12-18HOURS.

FOR NIUAFOOU:
EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 40-60 KM/H INCREASING TO 70KM/H WITH MOMENTARY
GUST UP TO 100KM/HR IN THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, BECOMING FREQUENT AND HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SQUALLY
THUNDERSTORMS FROM TOMORROW. ROUGH SEAS, POSSIBLY BECOMING HIGH IN
THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS. HEAVY SWELLS DEVELOPING.

FOR NIUATOPUTAPU:
STRONG EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 50 TO 60 KM/H. OCCASIONAL
SHOWERS, BECOMING FREQUENT AND HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH SQUALLY
THUNDERSTORMS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS.

FOR THE REST OF TONGA GROUP:
SOUTHEAST WINDS 40-50 KM/H. CLOUDY PERIODS WITH SHOWERS.
ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS.

LOW TIDE: 02:50PM
HIGH TIDE:09:00PM

MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE AT LUPEPAU'U AIRPORT AT 12:45PM WAS 1007.8

THE NEXT TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY FOR TONGA WILL BE ISSUED AT OR AROUND
0700PM THIS EVENING.

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OF/NH/SF/ST/NO=

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nukua'lofa, 2012.


 

Tropical Cyclone Evan Alert for Niuatoputapu cancelled but remain in force for Niuafo'ou

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15 December 2012 The  latest advisory from the Tonga meteorological Services reported at 12:30AM this morning that the Tropical Cyclone Alert previously in force for Niuatoputapu is now being cancelled but remains in force for Niuafo'ou

Yesterday afternoon. the Tonga National Emergency Disaster Management Organizations (NEMO) has activated the first official public awareness alert that severe Tropical Cyclone Evan which has ripped through Apia,Samoa on 13-14 December was now making its way to Tonga, with forecasts that Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu  will be the most affected by December 15. (Map 2)

Tropical Cyclone Evan was declared a Category 3 on 13 December after spending two days in Samoa has now intensified over the next 12 hours.

The latest Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 6 is as follows.

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 7 FOR TONGA ON SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE
EVAN ISSUED FROM FUAAMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTER AT 07:00AM  15 DECEMBER 2012.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT

A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT REMAINS IN FORCE FOR NIUAFO'OU.

A STRONG WIND WARNING AND HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY REMAIN IN FORCE FOR
NIUAFOOU AND NIUATOPUTAPU.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE REST OF THE GROUP.

SEAS FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY DUE TO UNUSUAL HIGH TIDES REMAINS IN FORCE
FOR ALL LOW LYING AREAS OF TONGA.

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN [960HPA]CATEGORY 4 CENTER WAS LOCATED
NEAR 12 DECIMAL 3 SOUTH 173 DECIMAL 5 WEST OR ABOUT 405KM NORTH  
OF NIUATOPUTAPU AT 0400AM THIS MORNING. TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN IS MOVING NORTHWEST
AT 7KM/HR. AVERAGE WINDS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE IS ESTIMATED TO ABOUT 180 KM/H WITH
MOMENTARY GUSTS TO 240 KM/HR.

ON THIS TRACK TC EVAN MAY BRING DAMAGING GALE FORCE WINDS OVER
NIUAFOOU WATERS IN THE NEXT 30 TO 42 HOURS.

FOR NIUAFOOU:

EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 40-60 KM/H INCREASING TO 70KM/H WITH MOMENTARY
GUST UP TO 100KM/HR IN THE NEXT 30 TO 40 HOURS.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, BECOMING FREQUENT AND HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SQUALLY
THUNDERSTORMS FROM TOMORROW. ROUGH SEAS, POSSIBLY BECOMING HIGH IN
THE NEXT 30 TO 42 HOURS. HEAVY SWELLS DEVELOPING.

FOR NIUATOPUTAPU:
STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS 50 TO 60 KM/H. OCCASIONAL
SHOWERS, BECOMING FREQUENT AND HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT WITH SQUALLY
THUNDERSTORMS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS.

FOR THE REST OF TONGA GROUP:
SOUTHEAST WINDS 40-50 KM/H. CLOUDY PERIODS WITH SHOWERS.
ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS.



HIGH TIDE:08:50AM
LOW TIDE: 02:50PM

MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE AT FUA'AMOTU AT 07:00AM WAS 1011.1

THE NEXT TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY FOR TONGA WILL BE ISSUED AT OR AROUND
0100PM IN THE AFTERNOON.

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MT/SV/FH/SVH/TT/SM=
ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012. For more informatio please contact the NEMO Office on Tel:


 

Tropical Cyclone Warning is NOW CANCELLED

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7 February, 2012. No.7: The Tropical Cyclone Warning Previously In Force for Vava'u and Niutoputapu is now CANCELLED.

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER SEVEN ON TROPICAL CYCLONE CYRIL ISSUED FROM FUA'AMOTU AT 11:00AM TUESDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2012.

THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI IS NOW CANCELLED.

THE GALE WIND WARNINGS PREVIOUSLY IN FORCE FOR HA'APAI, VAVAU AND NIUATOPUTAPU IS NOW CANCELLED.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL LAND AND COASTAL AREAS OF NIUATOPUTAPU, VAVA'U, HAAPAI, TONGATAPU AND EUA.

TROPICAL CYCLONE CYRIL CATEGORY 1 CENTRE [987HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 19 DECIMAL 1 SOUTH 173 DECIMAL 3 WEST OR ABOUT 80KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF VAVA'U OR 120KM EAST NORTHEAST OF LIFUKA AT ABOUT 0900AM THIS MORNING.CYRIL IS MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS OR 36KM/HR.

CLOSE TO ITS CENTRE, CYRIL IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE WINDS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS UP TO 45 KNOTS WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS.

FOR VAVA'U AND NIUATOPUTAPU GROUP:

WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 20-25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. OVERCAST WITH SHOWERS HEAVY AT TIMES BUT GRADUALLY CLEARING. HIGH SEAS.

FOR TONGATAPU AND HAAPAI GROUP:

STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20-25KTS. CLOUDY PERIODS BECOMING FINE. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. 

TIDES
HIGH TIDE 12:53PM
LOW TIDE  07:05PM

THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUAAMOTU AT 11:00AM WAS 1001MB

THIS WILL BE THE LAST SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE CYRIL. THE NEXT WEATHER BULLETIN WILL BE THE ROUTINE BULLETIN AT 7PM TODAY.

END

Issued by the : Tonga Meteorological Services

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07 February, 2012. No. 6: Special Weather Bulletin Number Six on Tropical Cyclone Cyril Issued from Fua'amotu

A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR HA'APAI AND VAVA'U.

A GALE WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR HAAPAI, VAVA'U AND NIUATOPUTAPU GROUP.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR TONGATAPU GROUP.

TROPICAL CYCLONE CYRIL CATEGORY 1 CENTRE [987HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 18
DECIMAL 8 SOUTH 174 DECIMAL 2 WEST OR ABOUT 20KM SOUTHWEST OF
VAVA'U OR 90KM NORTH OF LIFUKA OR ABOUT 265KM NORTH-NORTHEAST OF NUKUA'LOFA
AT 0700AM THIS MORNING. CYRIL IS MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 18 KNOTS OR 33KM/HR.

CLOSE TO ITS CENTRE, CYRIL IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE WINDS WITH AVERAGE
SPEEDS UP TO 45 KNOTS WITH MOMENTARY GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. GALE FORCE
WINDS WITHIN 120 MILES OF THE CENTRE IN THE SECTORS FROM WEST THROUGH
NORTH TO SOUTHEAST.

FOR HAAPAI,VAVA'U AND NIUATOPUTAPU GROUP:

WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 35 TO 45 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. PERIODS
OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH SEAS.
FLOODING INCLUDING SEA FLOODING OF LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS.

FOR TONGATAPU GROUP:

STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SQUALLY
THUNDERSTORMS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. FLOODING INCLUDING SEAS
FLOODING OF LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS.


THE NEXT SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA WILL BE ISSUED AT 1000AM
OR EARLIER.
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Issued by the Tonga Meteorological Services

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06 February, 2012. No.2: Weather Bulletins Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Fua'amotu at 11:15AM Monday 06 February 2012.

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PUBLIC WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA.

A STRONG WIND WARNING INFORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF VAVA'U, HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA.

A HEAVY DAMAGING SWELL ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS OF TONGA.

SITUATION:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10F WAS LOCATED ABOUT 200KM SOUTHEAST OF EUA
AT 10:00AM. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT 12
TO 15KNOTS AWAY FROM TONGA. ASSOCIATED RAIN AND STRONG WINDS
CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE GROUP.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA:

EXPECT STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTY AT TIMES ABOUT
VAVA'U, HA'APAI,TONGATAPU AND 'EUA.ELSEWHERE, MODERATE TO FRESH
NORTHWEST WINDS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES BUT
DECREASING TO SHOWERS FROM LATER TODAY.
FLASH FLOODING INCLUDING SEAS FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING
COASTAL AREAS EXPECTED.

OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY:
MODERATE TO FRESH WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS OVER MOST PLACES.
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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA:

A STRONG WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS

A HEAVY SWELLS ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS:

FOR vAVA'U, HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND EUA COASTAL WATERS:
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25-30 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 45 KNOTS. 
ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY NORTHWEST SWELLS.
POOR VISIBILITY IN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR THE REST OF COASTAL WATERS:
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS,GUSTING UP TO 35 KNOTS.
ROUGH SEAS WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY NORTHWEST SWELL.

OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY:
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS.
ROUGH SEAS.

TIDES:
LOW    TIDE: 12:05PM
HIGH   TIDE: 06:20PM

MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AT 11:00AM WAS
994.0 MILLIBARS.

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ENDS

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06 February, 2012. No.1 Weather Bulletins Issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre Fua'amotu at 4:00AM Monday 06 February 2012.
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PUBLIC WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR LAND AREAS OF HA'APAI,TONGATAPU AND 'EUA.

A HEAVY DAMAGING SWELL ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR LOW LYING COASTAL
AREAS OF TONGA.

SITUATION:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10F WAS LOCATED ABOUT 150KM SOUTH OF TONGATAPU AT 3:00AM.
THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT 12 KNOTS AWAY FROM TONGA.
ASSOCIATED RAIN WITH STRONG WINDS AFFECT THE GROUP.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONITE FOR TONGA:

EXPECT STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTY AT TIMES ABOUT HA'APAI,TONGATAPU AND 'EUA.
PERIODS OF RAIN,HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.FLASH FLOODING INCLUDING SEAS
FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS.

OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY:
FRESH TO STRONG NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS OVER MOST PLACES.
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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR TONGA:

A STRONG WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS

A HEAVY SWELLS ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONITE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS:

FOR TONGATAPU,HA'APAI,'EUA:
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25-30 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 45 KNOTS.
ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY NORTHWEST SWELLS.
POOR VISIBILITY IN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR THE REST OF COASTAL WATERS:
NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS,GUSTING UP TO 35 KNOTS.
ROUGH SEAS WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY NORTHWEST SWELL.

OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY:
NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS.
ROUGH SEAS.

TIDES:
HIGH TIDE: 06:15AM
LOW TIDE: 12:05PM

MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AT 4:00AM WAS 989.9 MILLIBARS.

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