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Cook Islands Meteorological Service will today celebrate World Meteorological Day 2017 with an open day to the public at their Nikao office from 8am to 4pm.

Emergency Management Cook Islands is happy with the initial results of a workshop last Friday in which government ministries began to work out their roles during national disasters.

But EMCI director Charles Carlson says it is just the beginning.

Carlson said the workshop should have taken place a long time ago.

EMCI aims to strengthen Cook Islands resilience in the threat of disaster and climate change, in doing so, achieving sustainable livelihoods.

Carlson said EMCI faced the problem that ministries weren’t sure of their role in the event of a disaster.

“They would just pass the buck, throw their hands up and say that’s not our responsibility,” said Carlson.

Thanks to the abundance of rain this summer, the water intakes on Rarotonga have been full for a lengthy time compared to previous years.

Weather is still volatile

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Cook Islands residents were warned to be on the alert and stay prepared as a tropical depression to the west of Rarotonga began moving southeast yesterday.

Rain due to large low over the south

Thursday February 09, 2017

It would be wise to pick those umbrellas up on your way to work today.

Cyclones unlikely says Met Office

Friday February 03, 2017

The likelihood of a cyclone affecting the Cook Island between now and the end of the cyclone season is low, says the Cook Islands Meteorological Service.

“It’s BEEN pretty hot lately, but there’s no respite in store, with the mercury likely to rise even further during February,” says the Cook Islands Meteorological Service.

Listen for weather warnings

Wednesday December 14, 2016

COOK ISLANDS Meteorological Services is urging the public to listen out for and heed any weather warnings as we move deeper into the cyclone season.

WITH THE tropical season approaching, Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI) has conducted a table-top exercise for key stakeholders to be prepared for any form of disaster.

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