The bad weather which has brought unexpected rain and gusty winds to Rarotonga was triggered by an anti-cyclone system southwest of the Cook Islands.

Carpark wiped out in Muri deluge

Wednesday April 11, 2018

A substantial amount of land at Koka Lagoon Cruise site in Muri has been wiped away following the immense rainfall on Monday night.

Yesterday morning’s Jetstar flight from New Zealand was cancelled on Monday night (CI time) after a crew member fell ill, delaying the departure of the Airbus 320 aircraft.

Flash flooding leaves a big mess

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Most businesses located near the Avatiu roundabout were closed for business yesterday after flash flooding on Monday night left their properties with covered with mud and debris.

Rarotonga was pelted with about 200mm of rain between Wednesday of last week and yesterday morning.

Cyclone danger still lurks

Saturday March 31, 2018

The sea surface temperature recently recorded in the northern group waters is ideal to trigger a cyclone in the remainder of the 2017/18 cyclone season which ends next month.

Despite a low turnout at its open day last week, the Cook Islands Meteorological Service says it achieved its goal of increasing public awareness of its work.

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service will open its doors to the public today to commemorate this year’s World Meteorological Day.

Cyclone no danger to us

Monday March 12, 2018

Apart from some storm surges (high waves) towards the middle of next week, the Cook Islands will not face any danger from Tropical Cyclone Hola.

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