Despite continuous and sometimes heavy downpours on Rarotonga yesterday, the Cook Islands Meteorological Service is worried rainfall recorded so far is still below the average mark.
Everyone’s talking about the heat. And those who are in the know say the current hot and sticky conditions in Rarotonga are most likely the result of how the El Niño weather pattern is currently affecting our part of the Pacific.
Cook Islands seem to have escaped the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Victor which was formed from a tropical depression approaching the country this week.
Cook Islanders have been warned to brace themselves for a “worst case scenario” as a tropical depression moving towards Rarotonga is expected to turn into a tropical cyclone by later today.
As the country heads towards the cyclone-prone month of February, the Cook Islands Meteorological Service is assuring the public that they have the systems in place to fully monitor adverse weather conditions.