8 Feb 2010

Cyclone Pat rises in the Northern Cook Islands

3:06 pm on 8 February 2010

The third cyclone to develop in the Cook Islands in the past ten days is expected to bring gale force winds to the country's northern islands.

Cyclone Pat is near Manihiki and moving southeast at ten knots.

Heavy rain is expected on Manihiki and the bird sanctuary, Suwarrow.

Other islands in the Northern Cooks will experience strong winds, rain and squally thunderstorms.