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Cyclone Niran remains in the Coral Sea area.
It will continue to bring rain, wind and rough seas to parts of Queensland, but in the day or two ahead will start to pull off the Australian coastline and more out to sea.
It’s currently over sea surface temperatures of 29.5 degrees C which is ripe for fuelling a tropical storm.
New Caledonia is expecting to get a direct impact by the cyclone this weekend, with damaging gales and flooding rains – also coastal inundation and erosion is possible. The cyclone may impact the entire nation.
As for New Zealand, the risk looks low of a direct threat due to growing high pressure in the Tasman Sea area and a big southerly flow over the NZ area. The Chatham Islands may end up getting some of the leftovers as it possibly combines with a much larger southerly low that is expected to intensify this weekend in the NZ area.
Low pressure zones are mostly impacting New Zealand’s North Island and upper South Island, also Victoria and Tasmania today and…