21 Feb 2010

Tropical depression approaches Northern Cook Islands

10:27 pm on 21 February 2010

The Fiji Meteorological Service is issuing weather bulletins warning of a tropical depression approaching the Northern Cook Islands.

Late Saturday evening Cook Islands time (0900 UTC), depression 11F was about 160 north-northeast of Penrhyn, moving southeast at about 15 knots.

It's expected to turn further southwards in the next 24 hours and the Met Service advised that 11F could yet intensify into a tropical cyclone.