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


Tropical Cyclone "Evan" - 18/12/12

MetService News Release

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 12:00 a.m.

Tropical Cyclone "Evan"

Evan is moving away to the south of Fiji and the very stormy conditions experienced on Monday in Viti Levu have eased.

MetService expects to take over warning responsibility for Evan on Thursday,when it crosses 25 degrees South latitude. "Evan's current track takes it more or less southwards and it is likely to pass within a few hundred kilometres of northern New Zealand during the weekend," commented MetService Chief Forecaster Peter Kreft.

Evan is very unlikely to be a tropical cyclone by the time of its closest approach to the North Island. But it will have brought a large amount of tropical air into the New Zealand region, which means potential for heavy rainfall in places with strong onshore winds. "Currently, MetService is forecasting rain this weekend for Northland, Auckland and Coromandel," said Kreft.

There is still a lot of conflicting information about Evan's track beyond about Friday. "It is likely to swing away from the North Island into the north Tasman Sea on Sunday, but this is by no means certain," Kreft went on to say. "We're very conscious of the possibility of a track which takes Evan near East Cape. This would be a totally different ball game."

Irrespective of Evan's path through the New Zealand area, Christmas Day is likely to be warm, and probably not windy, in most places. However, it is still a little early to say which - if any - areas might be wet.

Keep up to date with the latest forecasts and any watches/warnings at or on mobile devices at You can also follow our updates @metservice on Twitter and MetService TV.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Speaking For The Bees: Greens Call For Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban

The National Government should ban the use of controversial pesticides called neonicotinoids after evidence has revealed that even at low doses they cause harm to bee populations, the Green Party said today. More>>


Science Awards: NZAS Celebrate NZ Scientific Achievements

The Marsden Medal is awarded for a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause or profession of science, in recognition of service rendered to the cause or profession of science in the widest connotation of the phrase. This year’s medal is awarded to Dr Mike Andrews. More>>


Court Rules: Affco 'Unlawfully' Locked Out Meat Workers

The note says the full court found for the plaintiffs, "that is that the defendant locked out the second plaintiffs unlawfully and that it breached s 32 of the Act by acting otherwise than in good faith towards the plaintiffs while collective bargaining was still going on." More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news