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 todayâ€™s data) of bringing severe weather to New Zealand later this week.
As for the week ahead though â€“ mostly dry and sunny thanks to a large high currently moving in.
on 11/03/2014 11:08am
hi how bad can it get
on 10/03/2014 8:47pm
Any idea of possible wind speeds on east coast on Sat? I have a boat to protect
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.