- A severe cyclone moves north of New Zealand near Tonga and Fiji with winds of over 200 kilometers per hour. Winston Cyclone can achieve in the next 24 hours the highest category on the scale orkanen- and cyclones with winds of nearly 300 kilometers per hour, the newspaper New Zealand Herald Thursday.
Tropical Storm poses a direct threat to Tonga, a kingdom with 105 000 inhabitants. Also get parts of Fiji to do with Winston.
The weather services in the region are struggling to predict the path of the cyclone, because it already has departed more than once from its predicted path through computer models in recent days.