Tropical Cyclone Kofi heading to Tonga

    Tonga is bracing for another tropical cyclone after the Fua’amotu Cyclone Warning Centre issued its tropical cyclone advisory number six  at 3:00pm 1 Saturday March.

    Cyclone Kofi’s centre is expected to lie about 205km west-southwest  of Nomuka or 140km west of Nukualofa about midnight tonight, the Centre says.

    The tropical cyclone remains in force for Ha'apai,Tongatapu and 'Eua and is now cancelled for Vava'u.

    The  gale warning is now cancelled for Vavau and Niua but remains in force for Haapai,Tongatapu and ‘Eua.

    A heavy rain advisory remains in force for all land areas.

    An extreme high tide advisory remains in force for Tonga waters.

    A heavy damaging swells advisory remains in force for Tonga waters.

    Kofi is the second cyclone to visit Tonga after devastating Cyclone Ian that wrought havoc in the Ha'apai group on January 11.

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