Weather

Gloomy outlook for year’s end

Wednesday December 30, 2015

If the weather forecasters are right, rain could put a dampener on New Year’s celebrations on Thursday night.

Forecast highlights cyclone danger

Saturday October 17, 2015

The Cook Islands could face as many as 13 of the Category 1 or stronger tropical cyclones predicted for the region in coming months.

Drier days ahead, say experts

Tuesday October 13, 2015

 The weather has been wet lately, but the weather experts are still sticking to their prediction that Rarotonga and other parts of the southern Cook Islands will experience below normal rainfall over the next few months.

Wave warning prompts police action

Thursday September 17, 2015

A national command and coordination centre was set up at the Cook Islands Police headquarters on Rarotonga yesterday following a tsunami warning for the islands of Rarotonga, Penrhyn and Pukapuka.

Triple cyclones bad sign

Thursday September 03, 2015

Weather experts around the world are baffled by three cyclones simultaneously looming over the Pacific, and forecasters at home say the change in weather patterns could be a bad sign for the Cook Islands.

Wind warning too late for TV bulletin

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Disgruntled Rarotonga residents have hit out strongly at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service for the lack of warning about the bad weather which hit Rarotonga on Monday and Tuesday.

Warmer weather ahead forecast

Monday August 24, 2015

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service is predicting temperatures to rise gradually over coming weeks as Rarotonga continues to experience warm days and cold nights.

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari took part in the third meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council which started in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week.

July is turning into the coldest month of the year on Rarotonga – so far.

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