13 Nov 2018

Tongans told to prepare for drought conditions

1:10 pm on 13 November 2018

The authorities in Tonga are warning of a high likelihood of drought in the coming months.

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The Meteorological Service says there's an 80 percent chance of an El Niño developing by January.

For Tonga, that often means little rain.

Matangi Tonga reported the service is urging people to start conserving water now.