14 Jan 2016

Gale warning remains for northern Cooks

5:30 pm on 14 January 2016

A gale warning continues to be in force for the northern Cook Islands.

A tropical depression is near the atolls of Rakahanga, Manihiki, Penryhn and Suwarrow.

Forecasters say the system is slow-moving and has the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone.

The region's last cyclone faded this week south Fiji after threatening Vanuatu last weekend.