Thursday: Northerly 15/20 knots, shifting southerly 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Friday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots turning easterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Thu 10:00 EDT
10:24 EDT Aid agencies have described Tropical Cyclone Pam as one of the worst disasters to ever hit the Pacific region.