Heavy rain and strong winds for Tongatapu and ‘Eua

Rainy day in Nuku’alofa in November 2013. Photo/Loumaile Lodge (Facebook).

Heavy rain and strong wind warnings are in place for much of Tongatapu and ‘Eua  as the stormy weather slowly moving from west over the islands.

MetService however said the raining would be heavy at time this evening but would ease off from midnight tonight and slowly clearing early tomorrow morning.

It also warned that flash flooding was expected in low lying areas.

For the rest of Tonga light to moderate north to northeast winds fresh at times. Overcast with rain developing tonight, possibly heavy at times especially about Vava’u and Ha’apai.

A strong wind warning remain inforce for Tongatapu and ‘Eua coastal waters.

For Tongatapu and ‘Eua coastal waters, Metservices said East to Southeast winds 25-30 knots and gusting up to 35 knots at times.

Rough to very rough seas. Poor visibility in areas of heavy rain and a moderate southeast swell.

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