25 Feb 2016

Cyclone Yalo develops near the Cooks

8:56 pm on 25 February 2016

Another cyclone has been named in the Pacific.

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Photo: RNZ

Earlier this evening Category One Cyclone Yalo was lying more than 200 kilometres to the northeast of Mauke Island in the Cook Islands.

It is moving southsoutheast at 18 kilometres an hour towards French Polynesia.

Yalo has winds at its centre of 65 kilometres an hour and they are expected to increase to 83 kilometres by tomorrow evening.

Gales can be expected within 240 kilometres of the cyclone.