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Ian hits Tonga

Nasik Swami
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Update: 2:06PM TROPICAL Cyclone Ian is now lashing the islands of Vavau and Haapai in Tonga.

Acting director at the Nadi Weather Office Aminiasi Tuidraki confirmed the category four cyclone had already started damaging homes and uprooting trees.

Mr Tuidraki said the cyclone was moving towards Southern Tonga with average winds of over 200kmh and gusts of up to 290kmh and is expected to cross Nukualofa later today.

He said TC Ian posed no direct threat to Fiji as it continued to move towards Southern Tonga.

Its maintaining its track and should be out of our (forecast) area by Monday but for Fiji its only the strong wind warning that we are maintaining for the Lau waters and the Koro Sea.

Mr Tuidraki said a strong wind warning remained in force for the Koro Sea and the Lau waters with wind speeds of about 25 knots per hour.








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