26 Feb 2016

New cyclone develops near Cook Islands

11:28 am on 26 February 2016

Another cyclone has been named in the Pacific.

Earlier yesterday evening Category One Cyclone Yalo was lying about 260 kilometres to the east of Mauke Island in the Cook Islands.

It is moving southsoutheast at 13 kilometres an hour.

Yalo has winds at its centre of 74 kilometres an hour and they are expected to increase to 83 kilometres an hour by this evening.

Gales can be expected within 240 kilometres of the cyclone.