Metservice rain forecast models are showing a dart board like feature coming out of New Caledonia and heading towards NZ around the end of the weekend.
Two predict wind models show the same feature, but go either side of NZ.
The other two predict wind models don't show it (those are the in-house models, that don't handle cyclones anyway)
The media haven't started bleating on about it yet - the editors probably think there is 'weather disaster fatigue' and wont give it as much coverage as the last two.
Anyone actually sussed it properly?
I haven't checked any of the Pacific charts for proper details. Obviously it is too far out for any reliable forecasting of a feature like that.