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WEATHER FORECAST

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22nd February 2016 TONGAN WEATHER FORECAST ISSUED FROM TONGA NATIONAL WEATHER FORECASTING CENTER
FUA'AMOTU AT 7:00AM MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2016.

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SITUATION:
SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE WINSTON CATEGORY 4 WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.6 SOUTH AND 173.2 EAST
AT 1:00AM TODAY. THE CYCLONE IS MOVING WEST AT 14KM/HR(8 KNOTS). MEANWHILE A TROUGH LIES
SLOW MOVING BETWEEN VAVA'U AND THE NIUAS. ASSOCIATED CLOUD AND SHOWERS CONTINUE TO AFFECT
THE GROUP.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR TONGA:

FOR VAVA'U,HA'APAI,TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
MODERATE TO FRESH EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS STRONG AT TIMES.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY VAVA'U.

FOR THE NIUAS:
LIGHT TO MODERATE WEST WINDS VARIABLE AT TIMES.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.

OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY:

FOR VAVA'U,HA'APAI,TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FOR THE NIUAS:
LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS VARIABLE AT TIMES.
CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.


TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU'ALOFA:

MAX : 27 DEGREES CELCIUS TODAY.
MIN : 24 DEGREES CELCIUS TONIGHT.
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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN:

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR TELEKI-TONGA,TELEKI-TOKELAU,TONGATAPU,'EUA,
VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS.

A HEAVY DAMAGING SWELL WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS:

FOR TELEKI-TONGA,TELEKITOKELAU,TONGATAPU,'EUA,VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25-30 KNOTS RISING UP TO 35 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ROUGHT TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. A HEAVY DAMAGING EAST TO SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR THE TWO NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS.
MODERATE SEAS. MODERATE WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL.

OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY:

FOR TELEKI-TONGA,TELEKITOKELAU,TONGATAPU,'EUA,VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25-30 KNOTS RISING UP TO 35 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ROUGHT TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. A HEAVY DAMAGING EAST TO SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR THE TWO NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS.
MODERATE SEAS. MODERATE WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL.

TIDE PREDICTIONS:

HIGH TIDE : 07:25AM
LOW  TIDE : 01:25PM

THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AT 7:00AM WAS 1010.2 MILLIBARS AND THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 82%.

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