28 Jan 2009

Weather depression moves away from Tonga

7:57 pm on 28 January 2009

After thunderstorms and heavy rains eased across Tonga this afternoon, a Tropical Cyclone Warning previously in force for Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua was cancelled and replaced by a strong wind warning.

A final Special Weather Bulletin issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre, Fua'amotu at 1:30pm Wednesday 28 local time stated that a strong wind warning was still in force for the whole of Tonga.

On this forecast track the depression is moving away from Tonga at a south/southwest direction at about 8 knots, and is weakening.