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FUA’AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE.
WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED AT 01:00PM THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017
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SPOT WEATHER REPORT FROM THE MAIN ISLAND CENTRES AT 1PM TODAY
WARNINGS
NIL
SITUATION
A WEAK TROUGH LIES SLOW MOVING OVER THE VICINITY OF VAVA’U AND HA’APAI, WHILE ANOTHER WEAK TROUGH APPROACHING FROM EAST OF THE NIUAS. ASSOCIATED CLOUDS WITH OCASSIONAL RAIN AND SHOWERS MAY AFFECT PARTS OF THE GROUP. MEANWHILE A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM THE SOUTHWEST EXTENDS ONTO THE GROUP.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA
FOR THE NIUAS:
LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS, VARIABLE AT TIMES.
CLOUDY PERIODS WITH OCASSIONAL RAIN, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR VAVA’U AND HA’APAI:
 LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND, VARIABLE AT TIMES.
MAINLY FINE APART FROM CLOUDY PERIODS WITH POSSIBLE SCATTERED SHOWERS.

FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA:
LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS, VARIABLE AT TIMES.
MAINLY FINE APART FOR SOME CLOUDY PERIODS WITH POSSIBLE LIGHT SHOWERS  WITH POSSIBLE FOG DEVELOPING DURING THE NIGHT AND CLEARING AS THE SUN RISES.

OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
 FOR ALL OF TONGA:
LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS. MAINLY FINE APART FROM CLOUDY PERIODS WITH POSSIBLE SCATTERED SHOWERS ESPECIALLY OVER THE NIUAS.
TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU’ALOFA
MAXIMUM FOR TODAY                : 29C
MINIMUM FOR TONIGHT             : 23C
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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN
WARNINGS
NIL
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS
FOR THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
NORTHEAST TO SOUTHTHEAST WINDS 10-15KTS,VARIABLE UP TO 10 KNOTS AT TIMES.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR VAVA’U AND HA’APAI COASTAL WATERS:
 SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS, VARIABLE UP TO 10KNOTS AT TIMES.
SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA COASTAL WATERS:
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS,VARIABLE AT TIMES.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR ALL OF TONGA COASTAL WATERS:
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS RISING UP TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES.
MODERATE SEAS.  A MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELL.

TIDE PREDICTION
NUKU’ALOFA:                                                        NEIAFU:                    
HIGH TIDE:       03:42PM                                       HIGH TIDE:      03:24PM
LOW TIDE:       10:09PM                                        LOW TIDE:      09:51PM       
SUN AND MOON
SUNSET           :    06:49PM
MOORISE       :    02:40AM TOMORROW
THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA’AMOTU AIRPORT AT 01:00PM WAS 1015.6 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 73%
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FCD:                 GV/SUT/=                     CRS:     TT/=
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