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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.


 
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