We left our sailboat in the Boatyard in Vavau, Tonga and now a New Year’s Day Category 1 Cyclone is aiming right for it. Linus discusses the potential impacts of the storm and the possible travel disruptions associated with it. Major hurricanes can create a lot of flooding and wind damage. In the South Pacific a category 1 cyclone is not equivalent to a hurricane. Instead, it is a force 8 to 9 gale or strong gale on the Beaufort Scale with winds of 34-47 knots. A category 1 hurricane is force 12 with minimum winds of 64 knots. Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga are very protected waters with high sided hills or fiords.
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