9 Feb 2012

Weather experts predict up to six more cyclones this season in South Pacific

8:13 pm on 9 February 2012

New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and other regional agencies are predicting up to six more cyclones before the season finishes at the end of April.

In a tropical cyclone update the agencies say they're expecting a near normal number of named storms in the region.

There have been four cyclones so far this year, with the most recent, Jasmine, causing significant damage to the southern islands of Vanuatu this week.