Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Cyclone Funa About To Makes Its Presence Felt

Issued at 02:38pm 19-Jan-2008

Cyclone Funa About To Makes Its Presence Felt

MetService meteorologists are keeping a close watch on Cyclone FUNA as it leaves the tropics on Sunday. FUNA is currently centred to southwest of Fiji and is expected on Sunday to move southwestwards between Norfolk Island and Northland.

"This system is bringing very moist air from the tropics," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Rain will start affecting the north on Sunday and may become persistent and intense."

On Monday the gales near the centre of Cyclone FUNA are expected to remain west of New Zealand as it travels southwards across the Tasman Sea and rain is expected to spread across much of the North Island and into Nelson.

On Tuesday the system is expected to merge with another depression as they cross southern and central districts. "These systems will spread outwards and make widespread areas of wind and rain, making outdoor activities and travel difficult for much of the country. People are asked to plan ahead and check that they have up-to-date weather forecasts or warnings."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

ALSO:

Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

ALSO: