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Niue could bear the brunt of the latest cyclone to develop in the Pacific.
Cyclone Vicky has just been named by the Fiji Met Service as a category one storm near the American Samoan capital of Pago Pago.
The cyclone was intensifying and moving east-southeast at 11km an hour with average winds of up to 65km/hr, and momentary gusts of up to 90km/hr.
By tomorrow morning, it is forecast to become a category two storm and pass near Niue's north coast late Saturday night.
Winds could gust up to 120km/hr and bring squally thunderstorms.
Mariners are warned to be ready for damaging gale force winds of up to 65 knots with rough to very rough seas.
SOURCE: RNZ PACIFIC/PACNEWS
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