Tonga grateful, Zena hit but largely unscathed

    Cyclone Zena was over Tonga this afternoon but has left the kingdom mostly unscathed.

    There were reports of minor damages during the morning hours in Nukuʻalofa including an accident on Vuna Road after a street lamp fell and hit a Tonga Water Board vehicle.

    Fuʻamotu Met Services said at 2.45pm today Thursday 7 Tropical Cyclone Zena was downgrated to Category One when it hit Tonga at 1pm.

    It said it was located about 95km west-southwest of Nuku’alofa or 110km west of ‘Eua at 1pm.

    On its current track, the cyclone is expected to lie about 145km southeast of Nuku’alofa at about 7:00pm this evening.

    Met said the storm warning previously in force for ‘Eua, Tongatapu and Ha’apai is now cancelled.

    The gale warning previously in force for Vava’u is now cancelled.

    The heavy rain warning previoulsy in force for Tongatapu,’Eua, Ga’apai and Vavauis now cancelled. the flash flood warning previously inforce for tongatapu,’Eua, Ha’apai and  Vava’u is now cancelled.

    A strong wind warning is now in force for ‘Eua, Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u and is now cancelled for Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou.

    A heavy damaging swells remains inforce for Tongatapu,’Eua, Ha’apai and Vava’u coastal waters.

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    1. FAKATOKANGA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI FIKA FITU MA’A TONGA FEKAU’AKI MOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI
      KO ZENA ‘I HONO TUKUATU MEI HE SENITA FAKATOKANGA SAIKOLONE MEI FUA’AMOTU ‘IHE TAIMI 2:30PM,
      TU’APULELULU 07 ‘EPELELI 2016.
      ………………………………………………………………………………………..

      KO E FAKATOKANGA KI HA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI

      KOE FAKATOKANGA MATANGI MALAVA KE NE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU LAHI NA’E TUKU ATU KI MU’A
      KI ‘EUA,TONGATAPU MO HA’APAI ‘OKU KANISELI ATU IA.

      KOE FAKATOKANGA MATANGI MALAVA KE NE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU NA’E TUKU ATU KI MU’A KI VAVA’U
      ‘OKU KANISELI ATU IA.

      KOE FAKATOKANGA UHA LAHI NA’E TUKU ATU KI MU’A KI TONGATAPU,’EUA, HA’APAI MO VAVAU
      ‘OKU KANISELI ATU IA.

      KOE FAKATOKANGA KI HA TAFEA ‘I HE NGAAHI FEITU’U MA’ULALO NA’E TUKU ATU KI TONGATAPU,’EUA,HA’APAI PEA
      MO VAVA’U ‘OKU KANISELI ATU MO IA.

      ‘OKU TUKU ATU HENI ‘A E FAKATOKANGA MATANGI HAKOHAKO KI ‘EUA,TONGATAPU,HA’APAI MO VAVA’U
      PEA ‘OKU KANISELI ATU IA KI NIUATOPUTAPU MO NIUAFO’OU.

      ‘OKU KEI TU’U PE ‘A E FAKATOKANGA PEAU AAKE MALOHI MALAVA KE NE FAKATUPU MAUMAU KIHE NGAAHI POTUTAHI
      MOE MATAFANGA KOTOA ‘O TONGATAPU, EUA, HA’APAI, MO VAVA’U.

      TU’UNGA ‘OE ‘EA:
      KOE SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI MALOHI KOIA KO ZENA (KALASI 1), NE FE’UNGA HONO UHOUHONGA MOE
      LATITUTE 21 TESIMALE 5 FAKATONGA,176 TESIMALE 0 FAKAHIHIFO PE 95KM KI HE HIHIFO-TONGAHIHIFO
      ‘O NUKU’ALOFA PE 110KM KI HE HIHIFO ‘O ‘EUA HE TAIMI 01:00PM ‘O E HO’ATA NI.
      KO E MALOHI ‘O E SAIKOLONE OFI KI HONO UHOUHONGA ‘OKU ‘I HE AVALISI KO E 65KM/HR(35 NOTI) PEA
      TO TAKUTAKU A’U KIHE 90KM/HR(50 NOTI).KOE SAIKOLONE ‘OKU NGA’UNU HAHAKE-TONGAHHAHAKE ‘I HE VAVE
      KOE 56KM/HR(30 NOTI).’I HONO HALANGA LOLOTONGA ‘OKU FAKAFUOFUA E TOKA ‘A E SAIKOLONE ‘I HE 145KM
      KIHE TONGAHAHAKE ‘O NUKU’ALOFA ‘I HE 7:00PM ‘O E POONI.

      FAKAMATALA’EA:

      KI TONGATAPU,EUA ,HA’APAI MO VAVA’U:
      ANGI E MATANGI HAKOHAKO ‘I HE MALOHI KOE 45-55KM/HR(25-30NOTI) PEA TO TAKUTAKU A’U KIHE
      MALOHI KOE 65KM/HR(35 NOTI) HA NGAAHI TAIMI ‘I HE ‘AHO NI.’AO’AOFIA PEA MO ‘UHOUHA FAKATAIMI
      PEA MALVA KE LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI.KA ‘OKU KAMATA KE HOLOHOLO ATU E ‘UHO’UHA ‘I HE HOA’ATA NI.
      HOU KE HOU ‘AUPITO E TAHI. PEA AAKE MALOHI ‘A E PEAU MALAVA KE NE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU MEI HE TONGA.

      KI HE ONGO NIUA:
      ANGI MEI HE HIHIFO MOE TOKELAUHIHIFO 19-28KM/H (10-15NOTI),PEA A’U KI HE 35KM/HR(20 NOTI)
      HA NGAAHI TAIMI.LAHI KE ‘AO’AOFIA MO HA ‘UHO’UHA TU’U MO TO TO TO HOLO, MALAVA PE KE LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI
      MO HA MANAMANA.HOU KE HOU ‘AUPITO E TAHI. PEA AAKE MAMALOHI ‘A E PEAU MEI HE HIHIFO MOE TONGAHIHIFO.

      HU’A MOE MAMAHA ‘AE TAHI:

      MAHATOKA : 01:15PM
      TAUMALIE : 07:25PM

      KOE FUA E PALOMETA ‘I HE MALA’E VAKAPUNA FUA’AMOTU HE TAIMI 02:00PM NA’E MILIPA ‘E 1002.1
      PEA KOE HAUHAU ‘OE ‘EA NA’E PESETI ‘E 99.

      KOE FAKAMATALA’EA MAKEHE HONO HOKO MA’A TONGA ‘E ‘OATU IA ‘IHE TAIMI 5:45PM ‘OE EFIAFI NI
      PE OFI KI AI.

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