2 Feb 2015

New Caledonia cyclone expected to weaken

4:29 pm on 2 February 2015

Tropical cyclone Ola earlier this afternoon was about 375 kilometres southwest of Koumac in New Caledonia.

The category 3 cyclone is moving south at about 8 kilometres an hour.

It has sustained winds of up to 140 kilometres an hour at its centre but this is is expected to have dissipated substantially by midday tomorrow.