Severe Cyclone Donna is passing New Caledonia over the next 24 hours before it tracks further south over cooler waters and weakens. However Donna is expected to remain a small but potent storm as it tracks into the New Zealand area on Friday, then it may pass to the east and rapidly deepen into a new system. Something weâ€™ve called Donna Mark II.
As far as severe weather is concerned itâ€™s hard to say if Donna will bring a burst of wind and rain with the storm going through a big change as it approaches and tracks past the country – but those in the north and east should be aware this storm is heading south east towards New Zealand and my deepen over Friday night and Saturday to our east.
We track Donnaâ€™s current position, her path, and the Friday and Saturday forecast in New Zealand.