Weather

Weather experts from small island developing states in the Pacific have gathered in Rarotonga this week to look at improving climate services in the region. 

Weather experts to gather in Raro

Thursday March 27, 2014

Weather experts will be meeting in Rarotonga from Monday to review climate services and discuss the region's needs.

Airport upgrade on the cards

Thursday March 27, 2014

Rarotonga and Aitutaki airports are about to be given a technical work-over to identify potential upgrades as part of the Government's National Sustainable Development Plan (2011-2015).

NUKU’ALOFA.— Representatives of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu attended a regional workshop last week in Tonga to discuss the future of Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) in the region.

Cyclone Mike leaves little damage

Thursday March 20, 2014

Apart from blowing off part of a roof in Aitutaki, Tropical Cyclone Mike caused little damage as it passed quickly through the Southern Cooks, authorities say.  

Cooks could bear brunt of cyclone

Wednesday January 08, 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ian is still lingering to the north of Tonga but has altered its course, meaning the Cook Islands could be in for nasty weather this weekend.

Cyclone Ian is continuing to move slowly away from Tonga towards Fiji but looks likely to come within 300km of the Cook Islands by this weekend.

Heavy downpours over the weekend gave Rarotonga more than a quarter of its average monthly rainfall.

Cyclone slow moving

Monday January 06, 2014

While Cyclone Ian is still slow moving, north west of Tonga, the community is still being urged not to be complacent and always be prepared for any natural disasters.

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