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Two Cyclones Menace South Pacific and Coral Sea February 12, 2016
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Cyclones Tatiana and Winston can be seen gaining force over open waters early Friday morning local time.
Cyclones Tatiana and Winston formed almost simultaneously in the late-summer warmth of the South Seas.

Winston brought locally heavy rain to Vanuatu, where officials issued flood advisories for some of its islands even as the storm remained well to the east of the archipelago.

New Zealand’s North Island appeared briefly to be under threat of a direct hit by the storm, but Winston took a more easterly course and was predicted to weaken on a path toward Tonga early the following week.

Tropical storm-force Cyclone Tatiana moved slowly over the Coral Sea and was predicted to weaken before reaching the French territory of New Caledonia.

Cyclone Tatiana Track
Cyclone Winston Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS