A strong wind warning remains inforce for Tonga

Weather forecast issued from the nwfc fua'amotu
at 7:00pm Tuesday 30 april 2013
A strong wind warning remains inforce for
Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas.
A heavy rain advisory remains inforce
for tongatapu, 'eua ha'apai and vava'u.
Public weather bulletin
Situation: an active trough of low pressure
lies slow moving over the southern part of the
group. associated clouds and showers affect
Vava'u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua.

Forecast to midnight tomorrow for Tonga:
For Tongatapu, 'Eua, Vava'u and Ha'apai.
Moderate east to southeast winds, fresh at times,
winds tending fresh to strong north to northwest.
Overcast with occasional rain heavy at
times with isolated thunderstorms.
Elsewhere: moderate northeast to northwest winds.
Cloudy periods with occasional showers.
Outlook for Thursday:
For Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai and Vava'u.
Moderate west to southwest winds, fresh at times.
Cloudy periods with brief showers.
For the Niuas:  light to moderate west to northwest winds.
Mainly fine apart from brief showers.
Temperature forecast for Nuku'alofa:
Max:28 degrees celsius for tomorrow. Min:20 degrees celsius for tonight.
Marine weather bulletin:

A strong wind warning remains inforce for tongatapu,'eua and Ha'apai,vava'u, 
Tele ki tonga and Teleki tokelau coastal waters.
Forecast to midnight tomorrow for all tonga coastal waters:
East to southeast winds 15-25 knots gusting to 3o-40 knots
tending north to northwest tonight. rough to very rough seas.
A heavy southeasterly swells. poor visibility in areas of  thunderstorms and rain.
Northeast to northwest winds 10-20 knots. Moderate seas.
Outlook for Thursday:
For Tongatapu,'Eua, Vava'u and Ha'apai waters:
West to southwest winds 10-20 knots gusting to 25 knots.
Moderate to rough seas. a southeasterly heavy swells.
North to northwest winds 15-20 knots. moderate seas.
Tide predictions:
High tide: 11:45pm
Low  tide: 05:45am tomorrow morning
Mean sea level pressure recorded at Fua'amotu at 7:00pm was 1008.6 Millibars


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