Weather Video: Cyclone Oma forms near Vanuatu + A couple cold fronts for southern NZ

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We have a new tropical cyclone today north of New Zealand around Vanuatu. Cyclone Oma was named by the Fiji Met Service and will linger for a number of days around Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

The cyclone is very slow moving and may grow even bigger next week over the Coral Sea near New Caledonia - but it currently poses no direct threat to New Zealand. There are two other tropical lows we are monitoring.

Back in NZ and those needing rain only have a few isolated showers in the forecast. There are a couple of cold fronts coming over the next few days as well.