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Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number 6 for Tonga on Tropical Cyclone "KENI"

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FUA'AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE.

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 6 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE "KENI" ISSUED FROM THE FUA'AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 12:00PM TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018

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A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING:

A STORM WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.

A GALE WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR HA'APAI BUT STILL REMAINS FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA.

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

 

SITUATION

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE "KENI", CATEGORY 3, WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.3 SOUTH AND LONGITITUDE 176.2 EAST OR 960KM WEST NORTHWEST OF NUKU'ALOFA AT 10:00AM THIS MORNING. THE CYCLONE HAS AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 70 KNOTS (130KM/HRS) CLOSE TO ITS CENTRE. ON ITS CURRENT TRACK THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO BE 265KM SOUTHWEST OF NUKU'ALOFA AT 7:00AM TOMORROW MORNING(11/04/2018). THE CYCLONE IS CURRENTLY MOVING EAST-SOUTHEAST AT A SPEED OF 10 KNOTS (19KM/HRS).

 

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR TONGA

FOR TELE-KI-TONGA, TELE-KI-TOKELAU, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
A DAMAGING NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 30-35 KNOTS(55KM-65KM/HRS)  RISING UP TO 45 KNOTS(85KM/HRS) AT TIMES TONIGHT.MOSTLY OVERCAST WITH OCCASSIONAL RAIN DEVELOPING AND BECOMING MORE FREQUENT, HEAVY AT TIMES WITH THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. MODERATE SEAS BECOMING ROUGH. A MODERATE NORTHWEST SWELL. A FLASH FLOOD FOR COASTAL AND LOW LYING AREAS .POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR HA'APAI:
EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15-20 KNOTS(28-37KM/HRS) GRADUALLY TURNING STRONG NORTH WINDS 25 KNOTS(46KM/HR) THIS AFTERNOON AND RISING UP TO 30 KNOTS (55KM/HRS) AT TIMES.MOSTLY OVERCAST WITH OCCASSIONAL RAIN DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOMING MORE FREQUENT ,HEAVY AT TIMES WITH THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. MODERATE SEAS BECOMING ROUGH. A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL. A FLASH FLOOD FOR COASTAL AND LOW LYING AREAS .POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND 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 TO ROUGH SEAS. A MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELL

FOR THE NIUAS:
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND TURN NORTHWEST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS(20KM-25KM/HRS), RISING UP TO 20KNOTS(37KM/HRS).CLOUDY WITH FEW SHOWERS.MODERATE SEAS.

OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY

FOR  TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU:
DAMAGING WINDS NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 40-50KNOTS(74KM-93KM/HRS)  WITH MOMENTARY GUST UP TO 60 KNOTS(111KM/HRS). OVERCAST WITH FREQUENT RAIN WITH HEAVY FALLS AT TIMES AND THUNDERSTORM. VERY ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. A HEAVY NORTHWEST DAMAGING SWELL. SEA FLOODING EXPECTED TO THE COASTAL AREA. POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR 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 FLOODING, INCLUDING SEA FLOODING EXPECTED FOR COASTAL AND LOW LYING AREAS. POOR VISIBILITY IN AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AND 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 MODERATE NORTHWEST 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 NORTHWEST SWELL.

 

TIDE PREDICTION

HIGH  TIDE        :             03:14PM          
LOW TIDE          :             09:41PM

 

SUN AND MOON

SUNSET               :            06:33PM     
MOONSET           :            02:42PM

 

THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AIRPORT AT 12:00PM WAS 1010.1 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 60%.

THE NEXT TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 3:00PM THIS AFTERNOON.

 

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FCD:   GV/VF/SF/JS/ML/SU/=                                         CRS:            ST/FL/FV/=

 

 

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

FAKAMATALA'EA MAKEHE FIKA 6 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 12:00PM TUSITE 10 'EPELELI 2018

FAKATOKANGA KI HA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI

'OKU KEI TU'U FAKATOKANGA MATANGI MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU LAHI KI HE NGAAHI POTUTAHI 'O TELE-KI-TONGA MO TELE-KI-TOKELAU.

'OKU TUKU ATU HENI HA FAKATOKANGA MATANGI MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU KI HA'APAI, KA 'OKU KEI TU'U PE KI TONGATAPU MO 'EUA.

'OKU KEI TU'U PE MOE FAKATOKANGA 'UHA LAHI MO TAFEA KI HA'APAI, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA.

 

TU'UNGA 'OE 'EA

KOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI MALOHI KOIA KO "KENI" (KALASI 3) NA'E FE'UNGA HONO UHOUHONGA
MOE LATITUTE 18.3 FAKA-TONGA, LONGITUTE 176.2 FAKA-HAHAKE PE KILOMITA 'E 960 KI HE HIHIFO TOKELAUHIHIFO 'O NUKU'ALOFA ‘I HE 10:00AM 'I HE PONGIPONGI NI. KO E MALOHI 'O E SAIKOLONE, OFI KI HONO UHOUHONGA KO E MAILETAHI 'E 70 KIHE HOUA(130KM/HR). 'I HONO HALANGA LOLOTONGA, 'OKU FAKAFUOFUA KE OFI HONO UHOUHANGA KIHE KILOMITA 'E 265 KI HE FAKATONGA-HIHIFO 'O NUKU'ALOFA 'I HE TAIMI 7:00AM PONGIPONGI 'APONGIPONGI (11/04/2018). KO E SAIKOLONE 'OKU NE NGA'UNU FAKAHAHAKE TONGA-HAHAKE 'I HE MAILETAHI 'E 10 KI HE HOUA (19KM/HR).

 

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

KI TELE-KI-TONGA,TELE-KI-TOKELAU, TONGATAPU MO 'EUA:
KO HA MATANGI MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU MEI HE  TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHFO MAILETAHI 30-35 KI HE HOUA(55KM-65KM/HRS)PEA HIKI HAKE 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 45 KI HE HOUA(85KM/HRS) HA NGAAHI TAIMI 'APO .LAHI POPO'ULI E LANGI MO HA 'UHO'UHA TU'U MO TO PEA FAKA'AU KE 'UHO'UHA ANGE MO HOKOHOKO PEA LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI ,MO HA MANAMANA 'APO.HOUHOUSI'I E TAHI PEA FAKA'AU KE HOU ANGE . AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAUHIHIFO. 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 HA'APAI:
ANGI  E MATANGI  MEI HE  HAHAKE MOE TOKELAUHAHAKE MAILETAHI 'E 15-20 KI HE HOUA (28-37KM/HR), PEA TEKA 'O MALOHI MO HAKOHAKO MEI HE TOKELAU  'I HE MAILETAHI 25 KI HE HOUA(46KM/HR) 'I HE HO'ATAA NI PEA HIKI HAKE 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/HR) HA NGAAHI TAIMI  .LAHI POPO'ULI E LANGI MO HA 'UHO'UHA TU'U MO TO PEA FAKA'AU KE 'UHO'UHA ANGE MO HOKOHOKO PEA LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI ,MO HA MANAMANA 'APO.HOUHOUSI'I E TAHI PEA FAKA'AU KE HOU ANGE . 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.HOUHOU SI'I KE 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/HR) PEA A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 20 KI HE HOUA(37KM/HR).'AO'AOFIA MO HA 'UHA TU'U MO TO MA'AMA'A. HOUHOUSI'I E TAHI.

 

TU'U KI HE PULELULU

KI TELE-KI-TONGA MO TELE-KI-TOKELAU:
ANGI MATANGI 'I HE MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU  MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHIFO MAILETAHI 'E 40-50 KI HE HOUA(74-93KM/HR), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 60 KI HE HOUA(111KM/HR). 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 TOKELAUHIHIFO. MALAVA KE HOKO FOKI MO HA TAFEA KI HE NGAAHI MATAAFANGA TUPU MEI HE HAKE E PEAU. KOVI FOKI E VAKAI 'I HE NGAAHI FEITU'U 'UHA LAHI MO MANAMANA.

KI 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/HR), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 50 KI HE HOUA(90KM/HR). FAKA-POPO'ULI E LANGI MO 'UHO'UHA, LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI MO HA MANAMANA. HOU 'AUPITO MO MA'OLUNGA E TAHI. AAKE MALOHI 'AUPITO  PEAU 'I HE MALOHI FAKATUPU MAUMAU MEI HE TOKELAU .MALAVA KE HOKO FOKI MO HA TAFEA KI HE NGAAHI MATAAFANGA MOE NGAAHI FEITU'U MA'U LALO TUPU MEI HE 'UHA LAHI MO E HAKE E PEAU. 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/HR), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/HR).
'AO'AOFIA MO POPO'ULI E LANGI MO 'UHO'UHA FAKATAIMI, MALAVA KE LOLO-LAHI MO MANAMANA.
HOU KE HOU 'AUPITO E TAHI.  AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAUHIHIFO.

KI HE ONGO NIUA:
ANGI HAKOHAKO E  MATANGI MEI HE TOKELAU MO E TOKELAU-HIHIFO MAILETAHI 'E 20-25 KI HE HOUA(35-45KM/HR), PEA TO TAKUTAKU 'O A'U KI HE MAILETAHI 'E 30 KI HE HOUA(55KM/HR).
LAHI 'AO'AOFIA MO HA 'UHA TU'U MO TO TO TO HOLO. HOU E TAHI. AAKE MAMALOHI E PEAU MEI HE TOKELAUHIHIFO

 

HU'A MOE MAMAHA 'O E TAHI

TAUMALIE                 :          03:14PM      
MAHATOKA             :          09:41PM

 

LA'AA MOE MAHINA:

TO E LA'AA                            :        06:33PM      
TO E MAHINA                      :        02:42PM

 

KOE FUA E PALOMETA 'IHE MALA'E VAKAPUNA FUA'AMOTU HE TAIMI 12:00PM NA'E MILIPA E 1010.1 PEA KOE HAUHAU 'OE 'EA NA'E PESETI 'E 60%.

KO E FAKAMATALA'EA MAKEHE HONO HOKO 'E 'OATU IA HE TAIMI 3:00PM 'A EFIAFI.

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FCD:   GV/VF/SF/JS/ML/SU/=                                         CRS:            ST/FL/FV/=

 

 

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