We have another late Cyclone forming after the official cyclone season ended on April 30th. Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Ella was just named by the Fiji Met Service.
Ella is not forecast to grow into a big storm like Donna (at least not based on any data today) but Ella may deliver very heavy rains to Fiji and the risk of flooding.
Data is conflicted about Ella’s future but most forecasts at the moment suggest Ella will be a short lived cyclone and will track mainly around Fiji. Even if not a cyclone Ella may still continue to send drenching rains into Fiji.
Ella is near Samoa at the moment and may brush the nation briefly before tracking closer in to Fiji.
There is no threat to New Zealand from Cyclone Ella.
Fiji Met Service