FUA'AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE
WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED AT 07:00PM THURSDAY 09 APRIL 2020
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WARNING
A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA LAND AREAS.
SITUATION
A weak trough lies over the Niuas and it is expected to continue moving Eastwards by tonight. Some cloudy periods with possible scattered showers may continue to affect the Niuas tonight.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA
FOR THE NIUAS:
Moderate to fresh West to Northwesterly winds, strong at times this evening. Tending South to Southwesterly winds by tomorrow morning.
Cloudy periods with scattered showers, possibly heavy at times especially about tonight. Fine by tomorrow.


FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI:
Moderate to fresh West to Northwesterly winds, strong at times this evening. Tending South to Southwesterly winds by tonight.
Mainly fine, apart from cloudy periods with scattered showers.


FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Moderate to fresh South to Southwesterly winds, strong at times this evening.
Mainly fine, apart from cloudy periods with isolated showers.
OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR THE NIUAS, VAVA'U AND HA'APAI:
Light to moderate South to Southeasterly winds.
Mainly fine, apart from cloudy periods with scattered showers.


FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Light to Moderate South to Southwesterly winds, variable at times.
Mainly fine, apart from cloudy periods with isolated showers.
TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU'ALOFA
MAXIMUM FOR TOMORROW : 29C
MINIMUM FOR TONIGHT : 23C
MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN
WARNINGS
A STRONG WIND WARNING REMIANS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

A HEAVY DAMAGING SWELL AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS.

AN EXTREME HIGH TIDE REMAINS INFORCE FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS UNTIL SATURDAY.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS
FOR THE NIUAS, VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
West to Northwesterly winds 15-20 knots, rising up to 25-30 knots at times. Tending South to Southwesterly winds by tonight to early tomorrow morning.
Rough to very rough seas (up to 4-6 metres). A heavy damanging Northwesterly swell (up to 4-5 metres)


FOR THE REST OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS:
South to Southwesterly winds 15-20 knots, rising up to 25-30 knots at times.
Rough to very rough seas (up to 5-6 metres). A heavy damanging Southerly swell (up to 5 metres)
OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR THE NIUAS, VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
South to Southeasterly winds 10-15 knots.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 1.5 meters).

FOR THE REST OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS:
South to Southwesterly winds 10-15 knots, variable at times up to 10 knots.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 1.5 meters).
TIDE PREDICTION
LOW TIDE : 08:45PM (This evening)
HIGH TIDE : 02:50AM (Early tomorrow morning)
SUN AND MOON
MOONRISE : 07:35PM (This evening)
SUNRISE : 06:50AM (Tomorrow morning)
THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AIRPORT AT 7:00PM WAS 1006.5 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 86%.
FCD: GV/= CRS: HT/