Weather

A great weekend to stay indoors

Monday February 12, 2018

Big swells and continual rain and cloud over the weekend made for miserable conditions over the weekend. On Friday, most of the action centred around the port, where the order was made to boat owners to get their vessels out of the water or out of the harbour by 5pm.

High seas threaten harbor

Wednesday February 07, 2018

Sea swells could force the closure of Avatiu Harbour this week, raising questions about the fate of the Tiare Taporo, which remains moored at the wharf despite promises from its owners that it would be back in service early this year.

Depressions pose no threat

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Despite the presence of two tropical depressions in the Southwest Pacific this week, the Cook Islands are not at risk from a cyclone, says the Met Office.

While sky gazers across the world were treated to a “super blue blood moon” early yesterday, residents of Rarotonga missed out on the opportunity as excessive cloud kept the rare occurrence out of their sight.

The Cook Islands is out of any danger that could potentially be caused by the first cyclone for this season.

Weather was kind to visitors

Monday January 29, 2018

Despite rough swells early yesterday morning, most of the passengers on the cruise ship MS Amsterdam were able to enjoy a memorable day exploring Rarotonga.

Met Office keeps an eye on new lows

Thursday January 04, 2018

Cook Islands Meteorological Service is keeping a close eye on a low pressure system which was moving southeast from the southern Cook Islands yesterday.

February ‘danger’ month

Friday December 29, 2017

We’re already two months into the 2017-2018 tropical cyclone season and no adverse weather conditions have affected the Cook Islands.

Get set for more rain at weekend

Friday October 20, 2017

Expect a wet weekend on Rarotonga, says the weather man.

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