2 Mar 2014

Cyclone warning for Tonga downgraded

5:09 pm on 2 March 2014

A cyclone warning for already storm-damaged islands in Tonga, has been downgraded.

However, warnings remain in place for strong winds, extreme tide, and heavy rain.

There had been fears Tropical Cyclone Kofi could bring more extreme weather to the Ha'apai island group, which was severely affected by Cyclone Ian about six weeks ago.

Cyclone Kofi is now heading away from Tonga.