Tropical cyclone warning issued for Tonga

A tropical cyclone warning has been issued for Tonga.

The Fua’amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre said at 2.30pm today Monday 4 a gale alert is now in force for Tongatapu and ‘Eua.

A strong wind warning is now in force for Vava’u, Ha’apai, Tongatapu and ‘Eua, it said.

A heavy damaging swells is now in force for Vavau, Ha’apai, Tongatapu and ‘Eua coastal waters.

A heavy rain warning is now in force for Tongatapu,’Eua, Ha’apai and Vava’u

Situation:

Tropical depression 15f was located near 19.4south and 176.8. east or about 890km west-northwest of Nuku’alofa at 10:00am this morning. the system is moving southeast at about 26km/hr(14knots).

On its current track, the system is expected to lie about 550km northwest of Nuku’alofa or 570km west of Nomuka at about midnight tonight.

Near its centre, the system is estimated to have an average winds speed of  37-46km/hr(20-25knots) and probably increasing to tropical cyclone strength  65-74km/h(35-40) knots) in the next 18-24 hours.

For Vavau, Ha’apai, Tongatapu and ‘Eua:

Expect east to northeast strong force winds with average speed of 46-56km/hr(25-30knots) from tonight probably increasing to 65-74km/h(35-40 knots) in the next 18-24hrs.

Periods of rain, heavy at times with squally thunderstorms.

Rough seas becoming very rough to high seas tomorrow.

A heavy damaging swells developing tomorrow and possible flash flooding, including seas flooding in low lying areas.

For Niuas:

East to northeast winds 10-15 knots. Occasional showers, heavy at times.

Slight to moderate seas.

Tide predictions:

High tide : 04:40pm

Low  tide : 11:00pm

The mean sea level pressure recorded at Fu’aamotu airport at 2:00pm was 1011.6 millibars and the relative humidity was 77%.

1 COMMENT

  1. KOE FAKAMATALA’EA MAKEHE HONO FIKA ULUAKI MA’A TONGA FEKAU’AKI MOE ‘ALOTAMAKI FAKATALOPIKI 15F
    ‘I HONO TUKU ATU MEI HE SENITA FAKAMATALA FAKASAIKOLONE ‘O TONGA ‘I FUA’AMOTU ‘I HE TAIMI
    02:30PM MONITE 4 EPELELI 2016.

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

    FAKATOKANGA KE TOKATEU MALAVA KE HOKO HA SAIKOLONE FAKATALOPIKI

    ‘OKU TUKUATU E FAKATOKANGA TOKATEU KIHA MATANGI MALAVA KE FAKATUPU MAUMAU KI VAVAU, HA’APAI,
    TONGATAPU PEA MO ‘EUA.

    ‘OKU TUKUATU MOE FAKATOKANGA MATANGI HAKOHAKO KI VAVAU, HA’APAI,TONGATAPU PEA MO ‘EUA.

    ‘OKU TUKUATU E FKTOKANGA PEAU AAKE MALOHI MALAVA KENE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU KIHE NGAAHI POTUTAHI
    MOE MATAFANGA ‘O VAVAU, HA’APAI,TONGATAPU PEA MO ‘EUA.

    ‘OKU TUKUATU MOE FKTOKANGA UHA LAHI KI TONGATAPU,’EUA, HA’APAI AND VAVAU.

    TU’UNGA ‘OE ‘EA:
    KOE ALOTAMAKI FAKATALOPIKI KOIA KO 15F, NE FE’UNGA HONO UHOUHONGA
    MOE LATITUTE 19 TESIMALE 4 FAKATONGA, 176 TESIMALE 8 FAKAHAHAKE PE 890KM KI HE
    HIHIFO-TOKELAUHIHIFO ‘O NUKUALOFA HE TAIMI 10AM ‘ANEUHU. PEA ‘OKU NE NGA’UNU TONGAHAHAKE
    ‘IHE VAVE KOE 26KM/HR(14KNOTS). KOE FAKAFUOFUA KIHE MALOHI OFI HONO UHOUHONGA KOE 37-46KM/HR (20-25KNOTS)
    PEA MALAVA PE KE ‘AU KIHE MALOHI E SAIKOLONE 65-74(35-40NOTI) ‘IHE HOUA ‘E 18-24 KA HOKO MAI. ‘I HONO HALANGA
    LOLOTONGA ‘OKU FAKAFUOFUA E TOKA ‘A 15F KIHE 550KM KIHE TOKELAUHIHIFO ‘O NUKU’ALOFA PE 570 HIHIFO ‘O NOMUKA
    ‘I HE 12:00AM TU’APO ‘APO.

    KI VAVAU, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU MO EUA:
    ANGI E MATANGI MALOHI 46-56 KM/HR (25-30 NOTI) MEIHE HAHAKE MOE TOKELAUHAHAKE MEI APO MALAVA PE
    KE HIKI MEI AI HONO MALOHI MALAVA KENE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU ‘I HE MALOHI KOE 65-74KM/H (35-40 NOTI)
    I HE HOUA 18-24 KA HOKO.
    UHOUHA MO LOLO LAHI MOHA MANAMANA.HOU PEA FAKA’AU KE HOU ‘AUPITO ‘APONGIPONGI MO MA’OLUNGA E TAHI,
    PEA AAKE MALOHI E PEAU MALAVA KENE FAKATUPU HA MAUMAU PEA MALAVA KE TAFEA E NGAAHI FEITU’U
    ‘OKU MA’ULALO ANGE MEI HE NGAAHI PEAU AAKE MALOHI.

    KI HE ONGO NIUA:
    ANGI E MATANGI MEIHE HAHAHAKE MOE TOKELAUHAHAKE 10-15 NOTI. ‘UHO’UHA TU’U MO TO, LOLO LAHI HA NGAAHI TAIMI
    HOUHOU SI’I E TAHI.

    HU’A MOE MAMAHA ‘AE TAHI:

    TAUMALIE : 04:40PM
    MAHATOKA : 11:00PM

    KOE FUA E PALOMETA ‘I HE MALA’E VAKAPUNA FUA’AMOTU HE TAIMI 2:00PM NA’E MILIPA ‘E 1011.6 PEA KOE
    HAUHAU ‘OE ‘EA NA’E PESETI ‘E 77.

    KOE FAKAMATALA’EA MAKEHE HONO HOKO MA’A TONGA ‘E ‘OATU IA ‘IHE TAIMI 8:00PM ‘OE EFIAFI NI PE OFI KI AI.

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