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Updated 28 Jan 8:05am NZT
Next update : 29 Jan 8:00am NZT
American ensemble track guidance

Wind Gusts

Tropical low
1005 hPa
35 km/h

15.7°S 164.9°W

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Invest 97P tropical depression 250km west of Vanuatu connecting to the Australian monsoon trough. Slow development is expected over the weekend, with a low to moderate chance of the system becoming cyclone strength by Sunday near New Caledonia. Sea surface temperatures in the area are currently 29 to 30c.  

Longer term, the system will become a subtropical depression with rainfall effects possible on NZ but this will depend on how strong the high pressure ridge remains.

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