Cyclone warning for Ha’apai cancelled

Tonga Met Services said 8:00pm the hurricane warning previously inforce for the Haapai group is now cancelled.

Severe tropical cyclone Ian category 5 was located near 20 decimal 4 South 173 decimal 8 west or 90km east-southeast of fonoifua or 165km east-northeast of tongatapu at 6:00pm.

Tropical cyclone Ian has estimated winds of 110kt near its centre with momentary gusts up to 155knots.the cyclone is moving south-southeast at 10kt.

The gale warning peviously in force for the Vava'u group is now cancelled.

A gale warning remains in force for the Ha'apai group, Tongatapu and 'Eua.

A strong wind warning remains inforce for the Vava'u group.

A damaging heavy swell advisory remains inforce for coastal waters of Tongatapu, eua and Ha'apai group.

A heavy rain advisory remains in force for Ha'apai groups.

On its current track, tropical cyclone Ian may bring:

Damaging gale force winds to Tongatapu, 'Eua and Ha'apai group this evening

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