Weather

Blame it on El Niño

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Everyone’s talking about the heat. And those who are in the know say the current hot and sticky conditions in Rarotonga are most likely the result of how the El Niño weather pattern is currently affecting our part of the Pacific.

Cyclone Victor moves out of our area

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Cook Islands is out of Tropical Cyclone Victor’s reach.

Looks like we dodged a cyclone

Monday January 18, 2016

Tropical Cyclone Victor remains slow moving in a projection path which is leading the category three storm away from the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands seem to have escaped the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Victor which was formed from a tropical depression approaching the country this week.

Storm edges closer to Rarotonga

Friday January 15, 2016

The tropical depression system moving closer to the Cook Islands is intensifying and expected to turn into a category one cyclone by today.

Cook Islanders have been warned to brace themselves for a “worst case scenario” as a tropical depression moving towards Rarotonga is expected to turn into a tropical cyclone by later today.

Systems in place for cyclone updates

Thursday January 07, 2016

As the country heads towards the cyclone-prone month of February, the Cook Islands Meteorological Service is assuring the public that they have the systems in place to fully monitor adverse weather conditions.

Gloomy outlook for year’s end

Wednesday December 30, 2015

If the weather forecasters are right, rain could put a dampener on New Year’s celebrations on Thursday night.

Forecast highlights cyclone danger

Saturday October 17, 2015

The Cook Islands could face as many as 13 of the Category 1 or stronger tropical cyclones predicted for the region in coming months.

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