Two Tropical Cyclones: TC Winston & TC Tatiana

By MetService Communications Meteorologist Lisa Murray

Please note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time. Updated 3.10pm 12/02/2016

History

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston was named by RSMC Nadi at 1pm on February 11th, located to the east of Vanuatu.  Since then, TC Winston has tracked southeast.

Meanwhile Tropical Cyclone Tatiana was named by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on February 11th at 7pm, since then TC Tatiana has been moving east.

Cyclone Victor Update 25 Jan 2016

By MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin

Note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time

History

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.

Cyclone Victor Update 24 Jan 2016

By MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin

Note: all times listed below are New Zealand local time

History

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.

Tropical Cyclone Victor reclassified

By MetService Meteorologist Ciaran Doolin

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

History

Tropical Cyclone Victor (TC Victor) was named by RSMC Nadi on January 15th, located near the Northern Cook Islands.  Since then, the cyclone has tracked between Niue and the Southern Cook Islands, before turning west and heading past Tonga.

Tropical Cyclone Victor

By MetService Meteorologist Lisa Murray

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

History

Tropical Cyclone Victor (TC Victor) was named by RSMC Nadi on January 15th, located near the Northern Cook Islands.  Since then, the cyclone has tracked between Niue and the Southern Cook Islands, before turning west and heading towards Tonga.

Wellington Airport Sea Fog

The annual average fogs for Wellington Airport is 6 fogs per year, much rarer than at Christchurch (50 days per year) or Dunedin Airport (64 days per year) or Hamilton (92 days per year), yet it is very disruptive when it does roll in off the sea and can last for hours at a time.  Interestingly, Wellington gets more fog days in summer while fogs occur in winter for many other airports. Wellington airport is a hub for domestic commercial air traffic, therefore even short closures have major flow on effects for passengers and other airports around the country.

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.