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El Nino to blame for bad weather

Thursday July 17, 2014

If you’ve been grumbling about the recent cool temperatures, endless rain and lack of sunshine, blame it on El Nino.

Cold weather in Rarotonga

Tuesday July 01, 2014

A cool wind from the south forced many locals in Rarotonga to reach for an extra sweater over the weekend.

National broadcast stations of eight Pacific Island countries will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015. 

Meteorologists are predicting an El Nino cycle could return to the western Pacific in the coming months.

Cyclone season ends today

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Apart from a brief skirmish with Tropical Cyclone Mike, the Cook Islands has emerged from the cyclone season unscathed. 

Rarotonga’s sky cleared just in time to reveal a stunning lunar eclipse on Monday night.

Moon gazers will no doubt be hoping for clear skies tonight so they can catch a glimpse of the full lunar eclipse. 

Aitutaki has been picked for a trial project aimed at helping remote communities cope with the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.

Weather experts from small island developing states in the Pacific have gathered in Rarotonga this week to look at improving climate services in the region. 

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