Tonga Met Services said this afternoon at 1:00pm the hurricane warning previously in force for the Vava'u group is now cancelled but remains inforce for the Haapai groups.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian category 4 is now moving south-southeast at 6knots and on this track it is expected to cross over the Ha'apai group in the next few hours.
On its current track, Vava'u is still warned however that Tropical Cyclone Ian may bring a very destructive hurricance force winds from now until later today.
For Tongatapu and Eua the cyclone may bring damaging gale force winds in the next 6-12hrs
A heavy rain advisory remains in force for the Vava'u and ha'apai groups.