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Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 3 for Tonga on Tropical Cyclone "KENI"

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FUA'AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE.

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 3 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE "KENI" ISSUED FROM THE FUA'AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 12:00AM TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018

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A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT:

A GALE  ALERT IS NOW INFORCE FOR TELEKI-TONGA AND TELEKI-TOKELAU AND REMAINS INFORCE FOR HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA.

 

A STRONG WIND WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR TELEKITONGA,TELEKITOKELAU,

TONGATAPU,'EUA AND HA'APAI.

 

A HEAVY RAIN WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY IS NOW INFORCE FOR HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA.

SITUATION

TROPICAL CYCLONE KENI, CATEGORY 2, WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 SOUTH AND LONGITITUDE 173.1 EAST OR 1310KM WEST NORTHWEST OF NUKU'ALOFA AT 10:00PM THIS EVENING. THE CYCLONE HAS AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 55 KNOTS (100KM/HRS) CLOSE TO ITS CENTRE. THE CYCLONE IS CURRENTLY MOVING EAST SOUTH EAST AT A SPEED OF 12KNOT (22KM/HRS).

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA

FOR TELEKITONGA,TELEKITOKELAU, HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:

EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS(20KM-25KM/HRS) GRADUALLY TURNING STRONG NORTH WINDS 20-25 KNOTS(35KM-45KM/HRS)  THIS AFTERNOON AND RISING UP TO 30 KNOTS(55KM/HRS) AT TIMES.MOSTLY CLOUDY AND OVERCAST PERIODS WITH OCCASSIONAL RAIN DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOMING MORE FREQUENT ,HEAVY AT TIMES WITH POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS.MODERATE SEAS BECOMING ROUGH. A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL.A FLASH FLOOD FOR COASTAL AND LOW LYING AREAS .POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AAND THUNDERSTORMS.

 

FOR VAVA'U:

EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS GRADUALLY TURNING NORTH 10-15 KNOTS(20KM-25KM/HRS)  THIS AFTERNOON AND RISING UP TO 20- 25 KNOTS(35KM-45KM/HRS) AT TIMES.

MOSTLY CLOUDY AND OVERCASTS PERIOD WITH OCCASSIONAL RAIN POSSIBLY  HEAVY AT TIMES. MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL

 

FOR THE NIUAS:

NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND TURN NORTHWEST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS(20KM-25KM/HRS), VARIABLE UP TO 10KNOTS(20KM/HRS).CLOUDY WITH FEW SHOWERS.MODERATE SEAS.

 

OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY

FOR  TELEKI-TONGA,TELEKITOKELAU,HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:

DAMAGING WINDS NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 35-40KNOTS(65KM-75KM/HRS)  WITH MOMENTARY GUST UP TO 50 KNOTS(90KM/HRS) .

OVERCAST WITH FREQUENT RAIN WITH HEAVY FALLS AND THUNDERSTORM.

VERY ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. A HEAVY NORTHERLY DAMAGING SWELL..A FLASH FLOOD FOR COASTAL AND LOW LYING AREAS .POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AAND THUNDERSTORMS.

 

 

FOR VAVA'U:

STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20-25 KNOTS(35KM-45KM/HRS) , GUST UP TO 30 KNOTS(55KM/HRS) .

CLOUDY AND OVERCAST WITH OCASSIONAL RAIN, POSSIBLE HEAVY FALLS AND THUNDERSTORM.ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. A HEAVY NORTHERLY DAMAGING SWELL.

 

FOR THE NIUAS:

STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20-25 KNOTS(35KM-45KM/HRS) , GUSTY UP TO 30 KNOTS(55KM/HRS) .MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.

ROUGH SEAS. A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL.

TIDE PREDICTION

 

HIGH TIDE         :             03:10AM THIS MORNING

LOW  TIDE        :             09:04AM THIS MORNING

SUN AND MOON

SUNRISE             :            06:50AM  THIS MORNING

MOONRISE       :            01:20AM  THIS MORNING

THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AIRPORT AT 12:00AM WAS 1011.9 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 70%.

THE NEXT TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 6:00AM THIS MORNING.

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FCD:             SA/ SV/NH/STT/=                                         CRS:            TT/UV/HT/SO/=

 

SENITA FAKAMATALA'EA FAKASAIKOLONE A TONGA 'I FUA'AMOTU

FAKAMATALA'EA MAKEHE FIKA 3 MA'A TONGA FEKAU'AKI MOE SAIKOLONE

FAKATALOPIKI KO "KENI" 'I HONO TUKUATU MEIHE SENITA FAKAMATALA FAKASAIKOLONE 'A TONGA 'I

FUA'AMOTU 'I HE TAIMI 12:00AM TUSITE 10 'EPELELI 2018

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FAKATOKANGA TOKATEU KI HA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI

OKU TUKU ATU HENI HA FAKATOKANGA KE TOKATEU KI HA MATANGI MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU KI TELEKI TONGA MO TELE KI TOKELAU PEA KEI  TU'U PE KI HA'APAI, TONGATAPU PEA MO 'EUA.

 

'OKU TUKU ATU HENI MO HA FAKATOKANGA MATANGI HAKOHAKO KI TELEKI-TONGA, TELEKI-TOKELAU, HA'APAI, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA.

 

'OKU TUKU ATU HENI MO HA FAKATOKANGA 'UHA LAHI MO TAFEA KI HA'APAI, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA.

TU'UNGA 'OE 'EA

KOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI  KOIA KO KENI (KALASI 2) NA'E FE'UNGA HONO UHOUHONGA

MOE LATITUTE 17.0 FAKA-TONGA, LONGITUTE 173.1 FAKA-HAHAKE PE KILOMITA 'E 1310 KI HE HIHIFO TOKELAUHIHIFO 'O NUKU'ALOFA ‘I HE 10:00PM 'OE EFIAFI NI. KO E MALOHI 'O E SAIKOLONE, OFI KI HONO UHOUHONGA KIHE MAILETAHI 'E 55 KIHE HOUA(100KM/HR) KO E SAIKOLONE 'OKU NE NGA'UNU 'I HE VAVE KOE MAILETAHI 'E 12 KI HE HOUA (22KM/H) PEA 'OKU NE NGAU'UNU FAKA HAHAKE TONGA-HAHAKE.

FAKAMATALA'EA KI HE TU'APO 'APONGIPONGI KI HE 'OTU TONGA

KI TELEKITONGA,TELEKITOKELAU, HA'APAI, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA::

ANGI E MATANGI MEI HE HAHAKE MO E TOKELAU-HAHAKE MAILETAHI 10-15 KI HE HOUA(20KM-25KM/HRS)PEA TEKA MATANGI 'O ANGI MEI HE TOKELAU  HE MAILETAHI 'E 20-25 KI HE HOUA(35KM-45KM/H), PEA HIKI HAKE 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/H) HA NGAAHI TAIMI HE HOUA EFIAFI .LAHI   'AO'AOFIA PEA POPO'ULI HA NGAAHI TAIMI MO HA 'UHO'UHA TU'U MO TO PEA FAKA'AU KE 'UHO'UHA ANGE HE HOUA EFIAFI MO HOKOHOKO PEA LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI ,MO HA MANAMANA.HOUHOUSI'I E TAHI PEA FAKA'AU KE HOUANGE . AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAU. HOKO FOKI MO HA TAFEA KI HE NGAAHI MATAAFANGA MOE NGAAHI FEITU'U MA'U LALO.KOVI FOKI E VAKAI 'I HE NGAAHI FEITU'U 'UHA LAHI MO MANAMANA.

 

KI VAVA'U:

ANGI E MATANGI MEI HE HAHAKE MO E TOKELAU-HAHAKE PEA TEKA 'O ANGI MEI HE TOKELAU MAILETAHI 10-15 KI HE HOUA(20KM-25KM/HRS)  HE HOUA EFIAFI PEA HIKI 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 20-25 KI HE HOUA(35KM-45KM/H) HA NGAAHI TAIMI.

LAHI   'AO'AOFIA PEA POPO'ULI HA NGAAHI TAIMI MO HA 'UHO'UHA TU'U MO TO PEA MALAVA KE LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI.HOU E TAHI . AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAU.

 

KI HE ONGO NIUA:

ANGI E MATANGI MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HAHAKE PEA TEKA 'O ANGI MEI HE TOKELAUHIHIFO  MAILETAHI 'E 10-15  KIHE HOUA(20KM-25KM/H) PEA FEANGI'AKI A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 10 KI HE HOUA(20KM/H).'AO'AOFIA MO HA 'UHA TU'U MO TO MA'AMA'A.

HOUHOUSI'I E TAHI.

TU'U KI HE PULELULU

KI TELEKI-TONGA,TELEKITOKELAU,HA'APAI, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA:

ANGI  MATANGI 'I HE MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU  MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHIFO MAILETAHI 'E 35-40 KI HE HOUA(65KM-75KM/H), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 50 KI HE HOUA(90KM/H).

FAKA-POPO'ULI E LANGI MO 'UHO'UHA, LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI MO MANAMANA.

HOU 'AUPITO MO MA'OLUNGA E TAHI. AAKE MALOHI 'AUPITO  PEAU 'I HE MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU MEI HE TOKELAU . HOKO FOKI MO HA TAFEA KI HE NGAAHI MATAAFANGA MOE NGAAHI FEITU'U MA'U LALO.KOVI FOKI E VAKAI 'I HE NGAAHI FEITU'U 'UHA LAHI MO MANAMANA.

 

 

KI VAVA'U :

ANGI HAKOHAKO E  MATANGI MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHIFO MAILETAHI 'E 20-25 KI HE HOUA(35-45KM/H), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/H).

'AO'AOFIA MO POPO'ULI E LANGI MO 'UHO'UHA FAKATAIMI, MALAVA KE LOLO-LAHI MO MANAMANA.

HOU KE HOU 'AUPITO E TAHI.  AAKE MALOHI 'AUPITO  PEAU 'I HE MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU MEI HE TOKELAU .

 

KI HE ONGO NIUA:

ANGI HAKOHAKO E  MATANGI MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHIFO MAILETAHI 'E 20-25 KI HE HOUA(35-45KM/H), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/H).

LAHI 'AO'AOFIA MO HA 'UHA TU'U MO TO TO TO HOLO.HOU E TAHI.AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAU.

HU'A MOE MAMAHA 'O E TAHI

TAUMALIE                 :          03:10AM PONGIPONGI NI

MAHATOKA             :          09:04AM  PONGIPONGI NI

LA'AA MOE MAHINA:

HOPO E LA'AA                     :        06:50AM       PONGIPONGI NI

HOPO E MAHINA              :        01:20AM        PONGIPONGI NI

KOE FUA E PALOMETA 'IHE MALA'E VAKAPUNA FUA'AMOTU HE TAIMI 12:00AM NA'E MILIPA E 1011.9 PEA KOE HAUHAU 'OE 'EA NA'E PESETI 'E 70%.

KO E FAKAMATALA'EA MAKEHE HONO HOKO 'E 'OATU IA HE TAIMI 6:00AM 'OE PONGIPONGI.

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FCD:               SA/SV/NH/STT/=                                         CRS:             TT/UV/HT/SO/=

 

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