Weather

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.

Drier days ahead, say experts

Tuesday October 13, 2015

 The weather has been wet lately, but the weather experts are still sticking to their prediction that Rarotonga and other parts of the southern Cook Islands will experience below normal rainfall over the next few months.

Wave warning prompts police action

Thursday September 17, 2015

A national command and coordination centre was set up at the Cook Islands Police headquarters on Rarotonga yesterday following a tsunami warning for the islands of Rarotonga, Penrhyn and Pukapuka.

Triple cyclones bad sign

Thursday September 03, 2015

Weather experts around the world are baffled by three cyclones simultaneously looming over the Pacific, and forecasters at home say the change in weather patterns could be a bad sign for the Cook Islands.

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