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Tuesday 25 October 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, Weather
Over the weekend there was 50.8mm of rain, 3.5mm was recorded on Saturday and 47.3mm on Sunday making up most of October's rainfall. 22102404 or 22102405 or 22102406
Over the weekend there was 50.8
millimetres of rainfall – 3.5mm was recorded on Saturday and 47.3mm on Sunday.
Cook Islands Meteorological Service
director Arona Ngari said as of Monday
morning 68.3mm of rain was recorded in Rarotonga. The figure is just over half
the monthly average of 118mm.
Ngari said in the next few days there
will be some passing showers but it will not be as significant as the rainfall
over the last two days.
He said the end of this month and
November is forecast to be dry and that people needed to conserve water.
Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said
there were no crashes reported during the heavy downpour but asked drivers to
be mindful of the wet conditions.
means travelling at a safe distance from the vehicle in front and being alert
to anyone who may be speeding.
“Keep to the speed limit
and take care with visibility.”
Ngari said moderate swells due to a low
pressure system had moved to the southwest of Rarotonga.
Cyclone season begins next month and
Ngari said the risk of one is moderate in the Cook Islands.
“With the La Nina still there with the possibility of
1-2 cyclones for this coming season,” Ngari said.
full and detailed report (on upcoming cyclone season) will be released in the
next few days.”