Weather

A flash flood warning was in place overnight, after Rarotonga’s heaviest downpour in more than three years. 

Blame NZ for the cold

Saturday August 01, 2020

A weather system coming out of New Zealand is causing intermittent rain and cool spells in Rarotonga.

New cyclone forecasting tool

Wednesday July 22, 2020

New science allows storm-planning six months out, aided by older knowledge like the arrival of mangoes, the incidence of fish poisoning, and the spread of predatory starfish. 

Dark day

Saturday June 29, 2019

Once, solar eclipses caught ancient cultures unaware; they fled terrified, believing they’d angered the gods. Now astronomers can predict them – and those with enough money pursue an eclipse around the planet. 

Cooks tourism should capitalise on eclipse and stargazing.

Next month’s solar eclipse will draw astronomy enthusiasts to the Pacific Ocean south of the Cook Islands and French Polynesia.

Cyclone danger lessening

Monday March 04, 2019

Cook Islands may have escaped the brunt of a cyclone this season after latest tropical storm Pola dissipated in waters outside of Tonga.

Tropical storm no threat

Tuesday February 26, 2019

A tropical depression (TD11F) located near Western Samoa yesterday poses no threat to the Cook Islands, says the top weatherman.

Weather stops visit by liner

Thursday February 14, 2019

Cruise ship Europa 2 cancelled its trip to Rarotonga today due to adverse weather.

Cyclone dies out, danger remains

Monday February 11, 2019

Cook Islands may have avoided the brunt of ex tropical cyclone Neil, but the danger of another forming is still lurking.

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