Tonga braces for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Ian

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    6 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Little Rock, AR WFO Region, US

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    25 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    26 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Shreveport, LA WFO Region, US

    31 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    32 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    40 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    36 minutes ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    36 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    43 minutes ago WARNING

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    45 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Shreveport, LA WFO Region, US

    49 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - New Orleans, LA WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Lake Charles, LA WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Birmingham, AL WFO Region, US

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • High Wind - SW of Belleville, Ontario, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Newberry, MI Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Gaspe, Québec, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Air Quality - Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blizzard - Kangirsuk, Québec, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Gaspe, Québec, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Little Current, Ontario, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Shreveport, LA WFO Region, US

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tornado - Memphis, TN WFO Region, US

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Syracuse, NY Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    7 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - W of Berens River, Manitoba, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

January 9, 2014

Destructive winds, powerful thunderstorms, and dangerous ocean conditions are heading for the South Pacific island nation of Tonga as Tropical Cyclone Ian nears the area after hovering nearby for the past few days. As reported by the Fiji Meteorological Service, Ian is moving slowly in an east- southeast direction, and is expected to reach the Vava’u island chain on Saturday morning, January 11, local time.

According to the Australia Network News, the Director of Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office, Leveni Aho, said that the northern islands should prepare for the worst, with the storm particularly threatening the islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai. Aho urged residents to prepare necessities such as food and water, as well as charge radios and mobile phones to maintain communication. Residents are also advised to keep away from low-lying and coastal areas.

The United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) reported that the Government of Tonga called a National Emergency Management Committee meeting on the evening of January 8, local time, and activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). The EOC is working with the national radio station to provide warnings and updates to the communities in the northern islands.

Tropical Cyclone Ian is the South Pacific’s first cyclone of the summer season and there are currently three additional areas of disturbed weather in the Pacific and Indian Oceans with the potential to develop into tropical cyclones.

For more information on Tropical Cyclone Ian:
• Visit the Tonga Meteorological Service,

• Visit the Fiji Meteorological Service,
• Look at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s website,
• Follow OCHA Flash Updates, and
• Take a look at PDC and Tonga’s post tsunami reconstruction project.

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