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Weather Video: Tropical cyclone on the way

A tropical storm has today formed near Vanuatu and reliable US and European computer models show this storm tracking directly towards New Zealand this Friday and weekend.

Some pick the storm hitting Northland while others show it brushing East Cape to our east.

Either way the forecasts show a very deep tropical low which has a moderate to high risk (based on today’s data) of bringing severe weather to New Zealand later this week.

As for the week ahead though – mostly dry and sunny thanks to a large high currently moving in.


Guest on 11/03/2014 11:08am

hi how bad can it get

ross on 10/03/2014 8:47pm

Any idea of possible wind speeds on east coast on Sat? I have a boat to protect

WW Forecast Team on 11/03/2014 12:21am

Could get up to 120km/h based on current data – but mostly blustery and under gale force.  Worst of the winds around the centre of the low and we’re still not 100% sure exactly where that centre will track yet.


sw on 10/03/2014 1:08am

Named “Lusi”

Guest on 10/03/2014 8:23am

do you guys think this will affect napier

WW Forecast Team on 10/03/2014 7:51pm

Hi there – yes we expect the entire North Island to be affeted but unsure about severe weather risks for Napier yet.



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