Ex-cyclone Cook will spend the next day or two tracking down the country but thankfully it looks to be moving quite quickly. Itâ€™s an unusual and very potent storm – but thankfully itâ€™s also quite small in size as it comes in.
Expect a burst of possibly damaging winds and torrential rains near the centre of the low as it slides south over the North Island later today and tonight.
On Good Friday is slides down the eastern side of the South Island while showers and windy westerlies affect the north (and the sun returns to the east)
See the full Easter Weekend forecast with Philip Duncan…
on 13/04/2017 3:24am
Hi WW just a quick question – if Cook was still a cyclone what would it currently be rated depending on its current power?
on 13/04/2017 3:48am
They measure tropical storm strength via air pressure and wind speeds, this one is a little messy now but probably a Cat 1, maybe Cat 2 storm as a rough guess (bit hard to know what exactly is happening out at sea right now to measure it, but best guess)
on 13/04/2017 1:10am
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