Cancelled flight leaves Kiwi stranded in New Caledonia ahead of Cyclone Cook

A Kiwi in New Caledonia has been left stranded after his flight home was cancelled due to Cyclone Cook.

Jason Fletcher said his flight, from the country's international airport at La Tontouta, about 45km north of Noumea, has been cancelled because the cyclone is forecast to pass through the centre of the country tomorrow morning.

Auckland Airport's website says that flights operated by Aircalin and Air Tahiti Nui, due to arrive from Noumea early on Tuesday afternoon, have been cancelled.

Mr Fletcher told 1 NEWS the weather in Noumea was worsening already by about 6.30pm local time (7.30pm NZT).

A video taken in the eastern suburb of Ouemo in Noumea shows winds beginning whip palm trees back and forth.

Breakfast weather presenter Matty McLean says, however, there could be a chance it''l miss New Zealand. Source: Breakfast

Cyclone Cook's remnants are forecast to affect New Zealand later on this week, bringing considerable rain to already-soaked regions.


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