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Monday, February 12th, 2018


Curfew from 9pm tonight within the Nuku’alofa CBD area

The Post Office building is all packed down. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 4.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Police have announced that a curfew will be in force from 9pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning in Nuku’alofa as Tropical Cyclone Gita continues to move towards the capital.

Gita moves ever closer to Tongatapu

The notice at the BSP Nuku'alofa branch. Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Cyclone Gita has continued on its path towards Tongatapu and ‘Eua, with all indications that it would intensify to category 5 by 8pm tonight.

Cyclone GITA – advisory No.11 for Tonga

Cyclone Gita's pathway also shows that it can hit the island of Ono-i-Lau in Fiji

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 10.40am (Nuku’alofa Times): Cyclone Gita is well on its way to ‘Eua and Tontatapu, with the weather office predicting it will intensify to category 5 when it hits the two islands later tonight.

Tonga gets packed down for Gita

Cyclone Gita's current path shows that the cyclone is going to hit 'Eua and Nuku'alofa

NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 10.20am (Nuku’alofa Times/Media Services): Locals have started preparing for Cyclone Gita this morning as the Tonga Weather Forecasting Office said the cyclone is intensifying.