Tonga lifts warning

Tropical cyclone Neil weakens, Tonga lifts warning

The cyclone warning for Tonga has now been cancelled but a strong wind warning has been issued for Tongatapu 'Eua, Tele-ki-Tonga and Tele-Ki-Tokelau land areas and coastal waters.

Tonga's Meteorological Service director, Ofa Fa'anunu, said the decision to downgrade the cyclone followed satellite observations early Sunday morning.

He said the system was now to the east of the main island Tongatapu, and heading south and out to open ocean.