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Weather

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.

Tropical depression may become cyclone

Saturday December 29, 2018

A tropical depression lurking in the South could potentially develop into a tropical cyclone.

A team of four from the Cook Islands Meteorological Service deployed to the outer islands and have now successfully installed automatic weather stations.

Cook Islands Meteorological Services (CIMS) director, Arona Ngari said the team installed the Climate Information Early Warning System (CLEWS) at the Manihiki, Rakahanga and Pukapuka stations late last year.

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.

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