Tropical Cyclone Victor Named

by Meteorologist Claire Flynn

Please note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time.

While ex-TC Ula fades away to the north of New Zealand, another tropical cyclone has been named in the tropics - Tropical Cyclone Victor (TC Victor). TC Victor was named by RSMC Nadi on January 15th, centred at the co-ordinates 14.7S, 166.3W, about 475 km east of American Samoa.  Since then, the cyclone has tracked to the southwest.

Guest blog: Be Sunsmart this Summer

This guest blog was produced by Cancer Society NZ.

Sunburn now could lead to melanoma skin cancer later in life – no matter what your age or skin type.  This is a lesson learnt too late and it can be started early by educating children to become Sunsmart savvy.

Tropical Cylone Tuni forecast to track northeast of Niue on Monday

By Emma Blades, Meteorologist

Tropical Cyclone Tuni was located 270km south of Samoa today at 1pm (New Zealand local time). It remains a category one cyclone, although the central pressure has deepened slightly in the past six hours to 991hPa. Winds close to the centre are still expected to be a sustained 75kph.