Ian please go away…

Ian hovering above Tonga... Please go away!
Ian hovering above Tonga… Please go away!



Cyclone Ian is due to hit the northern island groups of Vava’u and Ha’apai tomorrow morning. He seems a bit erratic (like most men?) and keeps changing directions. We do appreciate the lovely messages from everyone… So far so good.

islands prepare…

People in Tonga’s Vava’u islands have begun boarding up windows in preparation for Cyclone Ian.

Kjelll Stayv owns a small hotel in Vava’u and told Pacific Beat there is an eerie feeling in the air.

“The sky is milky and grey so there is definitely something coming,” he said.

He says preparations for the cyclone are underway.

“On our island and the small outer islands here, there are between 10,000 to 12,000 people,” he said.

“And right now there are now many tourists, maybe 100.

“It is a little weird because we have to board up their windows, but they don’t have much choice I’m afraid.”




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4 thoughts on “Ian please go away…

  1. Reading now in retrospect. Poor souls what an ordeal. can not imagine how frightening it would be with such terrible wind gusts. sending best wishes to all XX TT


  2. Hope u r all surviving the ‘weather’…………………Jc xx


  3. Nannette Stevenson January 12, 2014 — 3:23 am

    Heard the report on morning news – thinking of you and hoping that you and your Tongan friends are safe & well – Nan


  4. We are watching the weather closely and wishing it away too! ox ox


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