FUA’AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTER
WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED AT 06:00AM FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018
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SPOT WEATHER REPORT FROM THE MAIN ISLAND CENTRES AT 6AM TODAY
WARNINGS
NIL
SITUATION
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE LIES SLOW MOVING OVER THE SOUTH OF TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA. MEANWHILE ANOTHER TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING THE NIUAS FROM THE NORTHEAST. ASSOCIATED CLOUDS WITH OCASSIONAL RAIN MAY AFFECT PARTS OF THE GROUP.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR TONGA
FOR THE NIUAS:
LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS.
CLOUDY PERIODS WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA:
LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS, VARIABLE AT TIMES.
CLOUDY PERIOD WITH POSSIBLE SCATTERED SHOWERS, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
 FOR VAVA’U AND THE NIUAS:
LIGHT TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS,FRESH AT TIMES.
CLOUDY PERIODS WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS, POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES ESPECIALLY FOR THE NIUAS.

FOR HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA:

LIGHT TO MODERATE  EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS.
MAINLY FINE APART FROM CLOUDY PERIOD WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.
TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU’ALOFA
MAXIMUM FOR TODAY         :                29C
MINIMUM FOR TONIGHT     :                24C
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MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN
WARNINGS
NIL
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR ALL TONGA COASTAL WATERS
FOR THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS, RISING UP TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR HA’APAI AND VAVA’U COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10-15 KNOTS, RISING UP TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO NORTHEAST 10-15 KNOTS, RISING UP TO 20  KNOTS AT TIMES.
SLIGHT TO MODERATE  SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL. 

OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI AND THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10-15 KNOTS,RISING UP TO 20 KNOTS.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

FOR TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA COASTAL WATERS:
EAST TO NORTHEAST 10-15 KNOTS, RISING UP TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES, TENDING EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND TOMORROW EVENING.
MODERATE SEAS. A MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELL.

TIDE PREDICTION
HIGH TIDE      :           09:17AM
LOW TIDE       :            03:11PM
SUN AND MOON
MOON SET       :           08:53PM
SUN SET            :           07:28PM
THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA’AMOTU AIRPORT AT 6:00AM WAS 1013.4 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 96%.
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FCD:          VF/NH/FH/ =                                                 CRS:           UV/SFO/=
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