Tropical Cyclone Niran gaining strength over Coral Sea
Friday March 5, 2021 – 12:25 EDT
Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran is deepening as it barrels across the Coral Sea towards New Caledonia, where it’s likely to cause severe weather this weekend.
At 10am AEST on Friday, Niran was a category four severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds estimated to be averaging 165 km/h, and gusting to 230 km/h, near its core.
Image: Tropical Cyclone Niran showing a distinct eye on Friday as it moved over the Coral Sea towards New Caledonia.
The cyclone is moving quickly (35 km/h at 10am Friday) across the Coral Sea in a southeasterly direction, on a track away from Queensand and towards New…