WeatherWatch: (MAR17) Lusi leaves NZ
Cyclone Lusi just brushed northern NZ at the weekend, avoiding serious damage but the storm retained Category 1 strength as it brushed past. The track further west out to sea spared Auckland and northern NZ from more widespread serious damage. This week is a sunnier, drier, week thanks to increased high air pressure and more westerlies. A new tropical low may be coming in towards eastern parts of the North Island – but at this stage it’s a long way east of New Zealand which limits the chances of a direct hit.