RNZ Pacific's CYCLONE WATCH service is now in operation.
The 2018-2019 Pacific Cyclone season has started, and officially runs from November 1 to April 30, 2019.
If Cyclone Alerts are issued for South Pacific countries, RNZ Pacific will broadcast hourly updates of these bulletins if necessary, and whenever the situation changes. These will be heard either just before the top of each hour or following news bulletins at the top of each hour.
We will do our best to keep listeners informed of all weather updates.
We try to get damage reports from local authorities, non-governmental agencies active in the field and people affected who we manage to reach
Our information comes from the Nadi Met Office in Fiji and from the New Zealand MetService.
In addition, we can access weather bulletins from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga Meteorological Offices.
RNZ Pacific FREQUENCY CYCLONE SCHEDULE
In the event of a Cyclone RNZ Pacific will run a 24 hour analogue short-wave Service (for individual short-wave listeners to receive RNZ Pacific directly)