FUA'AMOTU WEATHER FORECASTING CENTRE
WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED AT 07:00PM THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2023
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WARNING FOR LAND AREAS
A HEAVY RAIN WARNING AND FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY REMAIN IN FORCE FOR VAVA'U AND THE NIUAS LAND AREAS.

A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA LAND AREAS.
SITUATION
A trough lies over the group and it is expected to remain slow moving over the group up to this weekend and early next week. Associated clouds, occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue to affect the group.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA
FOR THE NIUAS AND VAVA'U:
Light to moderate north to northwesterly winds, fresh at times.
Cloudy and overcast at times with heavy occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms.
Possible flooding in low-lying areas due to heavy rain.

FOR HA'APAI:
Light to moderate east to southeasterly winds, fresh at times, then tending northwesterly winds by tomorrow .
Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, becoming heavy at times with possible isolated thunderstorms.

FOR TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Moderate southeasterly, fresh to strong at times then tending northerly winds by tomorrow.
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, becoming heavy at times with possible isolated thunderstorms by tomorrow.
OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR THE NIUAS AND VAVA'U:
Light to moderate north to northeasterly winds.
Cloudy and overcast with occasional rain, heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms.

FOR HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA:
Light to moderate northwesterly winds, fresh at times.
Cloudy and overcast with occasional rain, heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms.
TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR NUKU'ALOFA
MAXIMUM FOR TOMORROW: 30C
MINIMUM FOR TONIGHT: 25C
MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN
WARNINGS FOR COASTAL WATERS
A STRONG WIND WARNING AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN FORCE FOR TONGATAPU, 'EUA, TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS.
FORECAST TO MIDNIGHT TOMORROW FOR TONGA COASTAL WATERS
FOR TONGATAPU, 'EUA, TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS:
Southeasterly winds 15-20 knots then rising up to 25-30 knots at times. Tending northerly winds by tomorrow over Tongatapu and 'Eua.
Moderate to rough seas (up to 3 metres). A moderate southeasterly swell (up to 2.5 metres).

FOR HA'APAI COASTAL WATERS:
East to southeasterly winds 10-20 knots, then tending northwesterly winds by tomorrow.
Moderate seas of (up to 2 metres). A moderate southeasterly swell (up to 2.5 metres).

FOR VAVA'U AND THE NIUAS COASTAL WATERS:
North to northwesterly winds 10-15 knots then rising up to 20 knots at times.
Slight to moderate seas (up to 2 metres).
OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY
FOR TELE-KI-TONGA AND TELE-KI-TOKELAU COASTAL WATERS:
East to southeast winds 15-20 knots, rising up to 25-30 knots at times.
Rough seas (up to 3 metres). A moderate southeasterly swell (up to 2.5 metres).

FOR HA'APAI, TONGATAPU AND 'EUA COASTAL WATERS:
Northwesterly winds 15-20 knots.
Moderate seas (up to 2 metres). A moderate southeasterly swell (up to 2.5 metres).

FOR THE NIUAS AND VAVA'U COASTAL WATERS:
North to northeasterly winds 10-15 knots.
Slight t moderate seas (up to 2 metres)
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TIDE PREDICTION FOR NUKU'ALOFA
LOW TIDE: 12:00AM (mid-night)
HIGH TIDE: 6:15AM (tomorrow)
SUN AND MOON IN NUKU'ALOFA
SUNSET: 7:25PM
MOONSET: 03:45AM Tomorrow
THE MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE RECORDED AT FUA'AMOTU AIRPORT AT 7:00PM WAS 1007.7 MILLIBARS AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WAS 80%.
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