VIDEO: Cyclone Rita forms near Vanuatu but most of NZ hotter & drier than normal


The first tropical cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone Season has formed near Vanuatu, we have the latest tracking.

In NZ we take a closer look at the extended hot and dry spell continuing in many regions. For some the entire week ahead will be dry and mostly sunny and will feel more like summer.

Some rain brushes the West Coast and Southland - otherwise it’s dry with just a couple isolated showers this week.