The Met Office has warned of very strong winds along the Tonga islands throughout the weekend.
It said a strong wind warning remains inforce for Tongatapu and ‘Eua land areas.
Forecasters said a trough lies slow moving to the west of Tonga. Associated clouds with occasional showers may affect parts of the group.
Forecast to midnight tomorrow for Tonga:
For Tongatapu and ‘Eua:
Strong east to northeast winds. Mostly cloudy with occassional rain, possibly heavy at times.
For vava’u and ha’apai:
Light to moderate east to northeast winds, fresh at times.
Mostly cloudy with occassional showers, possibly heavy at times.
For the Niuas:
Light to moderate west to northwest winds, fresh at times.
Mostly cloudy with possible scattered showers.