26 Dec 2014

Storm warning cancelled for northern Cooks

2:28 pm on 26 December 2014

The gale warning previously in force for the northern Cook Islands of Manahiki, Penrhyn and Rakahanga has now been cancelled but a strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of the northern Cook Islands.

The Fiji Met Service says a tropical depression which has been around the northern group for the last few days is slowly moving away to the east.

Northern Cook Islands

Northern Cook Islands Photo: Supplied

It says the islands should still expect strong north to northwest winds, heavy rain, squally thunderstorms and high seas.

The tropical depression has winds of 30 knots close to the centre.