FUA'AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE
WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED AT 06:00AM THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2024
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WARNING FOR LAND AREAS
NO WARNINGS
SITUATION
A trough is expected to approach Tongatapu and 'Eua today from the southwest. Associated clouds, occasional showers with possible thunderstorms might affect Tongatapu and 'Eua today and tomorrow.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR TONGA
FOR THE NIUAS:
Light to moderate east to northeasterly winds and variable at times
Fine by this morning then become cloudy this afternoon with developing showers.

FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI:
Light north to northeasterly winds, variable at times.
Mainly fine apart from cloudy periods with developing scattered showers over Ha'apai.

FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Light to moderate north to northwesterly winds.
Cloudy at times with developing showers, heavy at times with possible isolated thunderstorms.
OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY
FOR THE NIUAS:
Light to moderate easterly winds.
Cloudy periods with developing scattered showers.

FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI:
Light north to northeasterly winds, variable at times.
Mainly fine.

FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Light to moderate northwesterly winds, become variable later in the afternoon.
Cloudy at times with developing showers, heavy at times with possible isolated thunderstorms.
TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU'ALOFA
MAXIMUM FOR TODAY: 31C
MINIMUM FOR TONIGHT: 25C
MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN
WARNINGS FOR COASTAL WATERS
A STRONG WIND WARNING AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAIN INFORCE FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR TONGA COASTAL WATERS
FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS:
North to northwest wind 15-20 knots, and rising up to 25-30 knots at times.
Moderate to rough seas (up to 3 metres). A moderate northwesterly swell (up to 3 metres).
Poor visibilities in waters of heavy rain and thunderstorm.

FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA COASTAL WATERS:
North to northwesterly wind 10-15 knots, then rising up to 20 knots at times later this afternoon.
Moderate seas (up to 2 metres).

FOR THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
East to northeast winds 10-15 knots.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 1.5 metres).

FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
North to northeast wind 10-15 knots, variable at times up to 10 knots.
Slight seas.
OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY
FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS:
South to southwesterly wind 15-20 knots.
Moderate seas (up to 2 metres). A moderate northwesterly swell (up to 2.5 metres).

FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA COASTAL WATERS:
Northwesterly wind 10-20 knots, becoming variable later in the afternoon up to 10 knots.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 2 metres).

FOR THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
Easterly winds 10-15 knots.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 2 metres).

FOR VAVA'U AND HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
North to northeast wind 10-15 knots, variable at times up to 10 knots.
Slight seas.
TIDE PREDICTION
HIGH TIDE: 10:45AM
LOW TIDE: 5:00PM
SUN AND MOON
SUNRISE: 6:37AM
MOONSET: 10:05AM
THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AIRPORT AT 06:00AM WAS 1012.4 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 97%.
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