This is the first time in its history that a sitting in the morning was cancelled.
Members of Parliament did not proceed with the agenda.
This was raised by the representative of Vava‘u Constituency 15 and former Deputy Prime Minister Mr Samiu Vaipulu moved that they cancel their session for the day.
The Legislative Assembly therefore adjourned until two in the afternoon in expectation of the weather to clear up.
Schools also closed early today as heavy rain pounded the capital, Nuku’alofa.