Ice, sleet falls in Tonga

An unconfirmed report made on social media this week says heavy rain and sleet surprised locals at Toloa and Fuʻamotu in Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga on Monday 24.

Photos of the ice pellets claimed to be from the sleet was also uploaded to Facebook by Tineheti Aloveita Tuinauvai Tongamana.

Tongamana claimed the photos were taken while the sleet was falling.

Another Facebook user, Mele Lausiva Felemi Manu said on Facebook: “ko ia masi’i faka’ohovale emau fanongo hake ki he ngagana ae aisi he ‘ato e fale”


“yeah boy, it was surprising when we heard the ice falling on the rooftop”.

It met with approvals from other Facebook users. A commentator who commented on the post compared the weather at Toloa around that time to New Zealand’s cold weather.

Tonga Met Services could not be reach for coments.

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