Weather Watch has warned that the country is “in the risk zone” for a tropical cyclone building in the Pacific Islands, Newshub reports. While it’s still too early to tell whether the storm will reach New Zealand shores – or indeed whether it will even become a tropical cyclone – early forecasting indicates it could make landfall next week. Weather models suggest it could pose a threat to the upper North Island, though forecasters say it could just as easily turn harmlessly into the Tasman Sea or to the east of the country.