Articles tagged "tonga weather"

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" aftermath: Widespread destruction across Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga

Tropical Cyclone "Harold" lashed Tonga on Thursday, April 9, 2020, after leaving major destruction across the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji. Harold is the first Category 5 severe tropical cyclone to form in the South Pacific basin since 2018 and so...

April 09, 2020

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Ha'apai in urgent need of repair after passage of Category 3 Tropical Cyclone "Tino" - Tonga

The center of Severe Tropical Cyclone "Tino" passed over Tonga on January 18, 2020, as a Category 3 cyclone. Luckily, it only grazed the capital Nuku'alofa, previously expected to suffer a direct hit. Tino's eye passed between the Ha'apai Group...

January 20, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" forms near Fiji, landfall expected at Category 2 strength

Tropical Cyclone "Sarai" formed near Fiji on December 26, 2019, as the second named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue intensifying, reaching Category 2 strength late December 27, SSW of Nadi, Fiji. Sarai...

December 26, 2019

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March rainfall in Nukuʻalofa extremely above average, Tonga

Nukuʻalofa, capital of Tonga, received 451.11 mm (17.7 inches) of rain during the month of March, more than double the average for the month and the 4th highest rainfall on record for March. Enhanced rainfall continued across the country in March, except...

April 18, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Gita" slams into Tonga

Tropical Storm "Gita" passed near Samoa and American Samoa on February 10 and 11 dropping heavy rain and causing flooding and widespread damage. Gita reached Tonga on Monday evening, February 12, 2018 (local time) as Category 4 tropical cyclone with...

February 12, 2018

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Unseasonal, record-breaking rainfall floods Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga was hit by an exceptionally heavy, unseasonal rainfall and very strong winds on June 10 and 11, 2016, causing heavy flooding in the Pacific nation and turning the capital Nuku’alofa in a city of lakes. The severe weather, brought by the...

June 13, 2016

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Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moves away from Fiji, to pass over Tonga

Fiji was placed under nation-wide curfew as Tropical Cyclone "Zena" moved over Vanuatu and started approaching the island on April 5. Zena passed just south of the main Fiji island of Viti Levu around 11:00 UTC on April 6 and warnings have been mostly...

April 06, 2016