Video: Cosy dinner inside for Tonga hotel guests as Cyclone Gita makes its presence felt outside

With the onset of a major storm, what better way to pass the time, than dinner inside your hotel.

Business carried on as usual at teatime at the Tanoa Dateline. Source: 1 NEWS

That's exactly what guests at Tanoa Dateline in Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa did as Cyclone Gita started to hit the Pacific nation this evening.

Follow 1 NEWS NOW's live updates as Cyclone Gita hits Tonga

A major storm was on its way but it was business as usual for these hardy souls. Source: 1 NEWS

The cyclone is predicted to reach Category 5 status when the eye passes over at midnight. Source: 1 NEWS