Weather

Be cyclone-ready now

Wednesday December 28, 2016

Cyclone season is here and people should already be fully prepared for a major storm, says director of Emergency Management Cook Islands, Charles Carlson.

The Cook Islands will join over 40 other countries around the Pacific Rim as a participant in a mock tsunami scenario tomorrow. 

Tropical disturbance brings wind

Tuesday February 21, 2017

The strong winds which blasted Rarotonga yesterday were caused by a tropical disturbance located west of the island.

Wet season gets off to a rainy start

Thursday November 02, 2017

The wet season in Rarotonga got off to a perfect start this week and the local weather office expects the showers and rain to last for at least a couple more days.

Highest rainfall in a decade

Monday May 07, 2018

More than a third of April’s total rainfall fell in a single day according to the latest figures released by Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI).

With March forecast to offer mostly hot and humid weather, CINews went online to find some advice about keeping cool.

The intensifying Tropical Cyclone Gita which was yesterday classed a category four cyclone is moving away from the Cook Islands.

A significant five metre swell generated by a storm surge caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita could hit Rarotonga by midday today.

Passing the buck on cyclone hazards

Friday February 26, 2016

Old and unsafe buildings and trees on Rarotonga could quickly be transformed into lethal weapons if a cyclone hits the island.

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