An Aitutaki resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said they were caught off guard by the “stormy like weather” over the weekend on the island.
The person said the weather update in the Saturday newspaper did not indicate strong winds and rough seas, blaming the Met Office for failing in their job to deliver proper weather update.
“We on the outer islands rely on the daily newspaper for weather updates because we have issues with telephone lines here and cannot call the Met Office for regular updates. It’s okay for Rarotonga because there is no issues with communication there,” the person said.
Ngari said they have been posting regular updates on Facebook and broadcasting them on radio to ensure people were well informed about any adverse weather condition affecting the Cook Islands.
Meanwhile a trough line associated with a low pressure system located south of the country is expected to bring some rain over the next couple of days.
However Ngari said they do not expect strong winds this week and high seas are expected to subside by today.