11 cyclones could hit Pacific this season

NIWA’s principal scientist, Chris Brandolino, of forecasting. Photo: Supplied

WELLINGTON, 11 OCTOBER 2018 (NZ METSERVICE) – A ‘near-average’ Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone season is forecast this year, meaning any number from seven to 11 named cyclones occurring between November and April. Three or four of these are expected to be severe, of Category Three or higher. New Zealand however is typically only affected by […]

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