Cyclone Cook was a Category 1 cyclone earlier today but was this afternoon downgraded to an ex-cyclone. This is a technical change and the storm remains dangerous. The latest tracking on Thursday is more concerning for New Zealand with Cook likely to make landfall in the afternoon or evening around western Bay of Plenty then track southwards through the North Island and down the South Islandâ€™s east coast.
Major cities like Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin may all have a burst of severe weather from not only Cook but also the Tasman Sea low it is now merging with around New Zealand.
We take a look at the latest tracking and forecasts as we head into Wednesday PM and Thursday.
on 12/04/2017 10:16am
Hey WW team. Thanks for your coverage. Just shared your wind map with a Warkworth Traffic fb page in Rodney and one of our members and I saw a big system up to the right of NZ when we zoomed out. What is that? Just out of curiosity. Awesome job you guys do. Thanks Aimee
on 12/04/2017 10:21am
Hey Aimee – thanks for sharing our stuff, much appreciated. Have a look at the start of our video, we talk about that low – it adds some moisture to the humid NE wind flow, but it’s not coming out way (thankfully!)