Weather

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).

It’s time to dig out those winter woollies again, with temperatures around the Cook Islands expected to remain low for some time.

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.

A tropical disturbance located in the Southern Cook Islands could form into a tropical cyclone over the next 24 hours.

THE Cook Islands Meteorological Service says unpredictable tropical cyclone Winston will not affect the Cook Islands directly, but rough seas and strong winds are already being experienced and are expected to continue.

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