By MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin
Note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time
Tropical Cyclone Victor (TC Victor) was named by RSMC Nadi on Friday 15 January, located near the Northern Cook Islands. Since then, the cyclone tracked between Niue and the Southern Cook Islands, then turned west and headed past Tonga before finally heading southwest towards New Zealand.
At 1 am Saturday 23 January TC Victor was reclassified by RSMC Nadi as a Tropical Low.