Keep an eye on Cyclone Pam You see the little dots of blue where you say, 'yeah.' Watch what happens by the afternoon; all of a sudden, VHUM [ignition gesture], there they go like a gas flame going phoom [another ignition gesture].
Showers sneak in for some centres The highs are almost ganging up on the front. You say, 'ha-haa, they're gonna win out.'
Cyclone Pam winding itself up into an ugly thing The first front slides its way north across Cook Strait then loses its oomph and just says, 'Huh! I've had enough!'
One News at 6pm Tropical cyclones can sometimes have minds of their own, a bit like that stubborn bull you're trying to get through the paddock gate and it's just sitting there and doesn't want to do it. (Vined, below)
Cyclone Pam: Like a big broad spider.
Showers: Really come to life over the North Island. You think I'd taken some paint and gone [throwing gesture], phoom!
You just look at those blobs of blue and go, 'yeah, I know what you mean.'
Tropical cyclones, they're like bulls, you never know where they're gonna go but keep an eye on them.
One News at 6pm The twist in the cloud there, what is that? It's a bit of a weather engine room of sorts. Think of it like having a pot on the stove, a burner of sorts, blazing away, and you put the pot on it, pmmm [ignition gesture], it bubbles away.