Weather Video: Cyclone Oma to affect New Caledonia, 50/50 call for New Zealand this weekend


We have the very latest on Cyclone Oma and its path this week brushing north western New Caledonia with potentially damaging winds and 200+mm of rain, then it may slide into the Northern Tasman Sea where it poses a 50/50 threat to New Zealand.
 
Computer modelling is not yet in agreement about the tracking of Oma this weekend.  Until then models do agree it will slide to the west of New Caledonia over Tuesday and Wednesday then the next few days continues to drift south. 
 
We take a close look at the various forecasts and outcomes - plus the latest on a cold southerly arriving in New Zealand on Friday that may help link with Oma to create a new area of low pressure and rain clouds. Here’s the latest with WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan…