Cyclone Victor intensifies as it moves towards Tongatapu and ʻEua

    Tropical cyclone Victor slowly intensified as it was moving towards Tongatapu and ‘Eua, the Fuʻamotu Met Services said at its tropical cyclone alert number two this morning at 12:15am January 21.

    It has South to Southeast winds of 45 kilometre per hour to 55 kilometre per hour in which it will increase to 65 kilometre per hour and gradually increased to damaging gale force winds in the next 36 to 48 hours.

    On its current track, the Category Three cyclone is expected to lie about 575 kilometre East of ʻEua about 1pm this afternoon.

    Met said a tropical cyclone alert remains in force for Tongatapu and ʻEua.

    It said a strong wind warning remains in force for Tongatapu, ʻEua, Vavau and Haʻapai.

    Heavy damaging swells remain in force for all Tonga waters.

    Situation:

    Tropical Cyclone Victor lies about 21 decimal 7 south, 169 decimal 1 west or approximately 605km east of ʻEua about 10pm this evening and is moving west-southwest at a speed of 9 kilometre per hour.

    Near its centre, the cyclone is estimated to have an average winds speed of 120 kilometre per hour with momentary gust of 170 kilometre per hour.

    Cloudy periods with isolated showers becoming more frequent from tomorrow

    night.rough to very rough seas with east to southeast damaging swells.

    For Vava’u and Ha’apai:

    South to Southwest winds 45 kilometre per hour to  55 kilometre per hour, increasing to 65 kilometre per hour. Gradually increasing to damaging gale force winds in the next 36 to 48 hours. Cloudy periods with possible isolated showers.

    Moderate to rough seas becoming very rough tomorrow.

    A heavy damaging East to Southeast swell.

    For the Niuas:

    South to Southwest winds 35km/hr-40km/hr.

    Cloudy periods with possible isolated showers.

    Moderate seas with heavy damaging east to Southeast swells

    Tide predictions:

    High tide : 05:00am

    Low  tide : 11:00am

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    1. KOE FAKAMATALA’EA MAKEHE HONO FIKA UA MA’A TONGA FEKAU’AKI MOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI KO VICTOR
      ‘I HONO TUKU ATU MEI HE SENITA FAKAMATALA FAKASAIKOLONE ‘O TONGA ‘I FUA’AMOTU ‘I HE
      TAIMI 12:15AM TU’APULELULU 21, SANUALI 2016.

      …………………………………………………………………………………………..

      FAKATOKANGA KE TOKATEU KI HA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI

      ‘OKU ‘OATU ‘A E FAKATOKANGA KE TOKATEU KIHA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI KI TONGATAPU PEA MO ‘EUA

      ‘OKU KEI TU’U PE ‘A E FAKATOKANGA MATANGI HAKOHAKO KI VAVA’U,HA’APAI,TONGATAPU PEA MO ‘EUA.

      ‘OKU KEI TUU PE MOE FKTOKANGA PEAU AAKE MALOHI MALAVA KENE FKTUPU HA MAUMAU TAUTAUTEFITO
      KIHE NGAAHI MATAFANGA KIHE KOTOA E POTU TAHI E ‘OTU TONGA

      TU’UNGA ‘OE ‘EA:
      KOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI KOIA KO VICTOR, KALASI 3, NE FEUNGA HAKE HONO UHOUHONGA
      MOE LATITUTE 21 TESIMALE 7 TONGA, 169 TESIMALE 1 HIHIFO PE 605KM FAKAHAHAKE O EUA HE TAIMI 10PM
      EFIAFI NI PEA ‘OKU NE NGA’UNU HIHIFO-TONGAHIHIFO ‘IHE VAVE KOE 9KM/HR. KOE FAKAFUOFUA KIHE MALOHI
      OFI HONO UHOUHONGA KOE 120KM/HR PEA TO TAKUTAKU AI KIHE 170KM/HR.’I HONO HALANGA LOLOTONGA ‘OKU FAKAFUOFUA
      E TOKA A SAIKOLONE VICTOR FKFUOFUA KIHE 575KM FAKAHAHAKE ‘O EUA HE TAIMI 1PM ‘A HO’ATAA.

      KI TONGATAPU MO EUA:
      ANGI E MATANGI MEIHE TONGA MOE TONGAHAHAKE 45KM/HR-55KM/HR PEA A’U KIHE 65KM/HR,
      PEA MALAVA PE KE A’U KIHE MALOHI MALAVA KENE FKTUPU HA MAUMAU HE HOUA 36-48 KA HOKO MAI.
      ‘AO’AOFIA FAKATAIMI PEA MALAVA KE I AI MOHA ‘UHO’UHA TU’U MO TO MA’AMA’A PEA
      KAMATA KE LAHILAHI MAI E UHOUHA HE PO APONGIPONGI.
      HOU AUPITO E TAHI PEA AAKE MALOHI E PEAU MALAVA KENE FKTUPU HA MAUMAU TAUTAUTEFITO
      HE NGAAHI MATAFANGA.

      KI VAVA’U MO HA’APAI:
      ANGI ME MATANGI MEIHE TONGA MOE TONGAHIHIFO 45KM/HR-55KM/HR,PEA A’U KIHE 65KM/HR,
      PEA MALAVA PE KE A’U KIHE MALOHI MALAVA KENE FKTUPU HA MAUMAU HE HOUA 36-48 KA HOKO MAI.
      ‘AO’AOFIA FAKATAIMI PEA MALAVA KE I AI MOHA ‘UHO’UHA TU’U MO TO MA’AMA’A.

      KIHE ONGO NIUA:
      ANGIIKI MEIHE TONGA MOE TONGAHIHIFO 35KM/HR-40KM.
      LAHI KE ‘ALOMALIE PE TUKUKEHE HA ‘AO’AOFIA FAKATAIMI PEA MALAVA KE ‘IAI MOHA ‘UHO’UHA TU’U MO
      TO MA’AMA’A.

      HU’A MOE MAMAHA ‘AE TAHI:

      TAUMALIE : 05:00AM
      MAHATOKA : 11:00AM

      KOE FUA E PALOMETA ‘I HE MALA’E VAKAPUNA FUA’AMOTU HE TAIMI 12:00AM NA’E MILIPA ‘E 1008.2 PEA KOE HAUHAU ‘OE ‘EA NA’E PESETI ‘E 86.

      KOE FAKAMATALA’EA MAKEHE HONO HOKO MA’A TONGA ‘E ‘OATU IA ‘IHE TAIMI 07:00AM PE OFI KI AI.

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