IN PICTURES: Rain, rain, and more rain in Rarotonga

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

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IN PICTURES: Rain, rain, and more rain in Rarotonga
Johnny George and his friends were out enjoying the rain yesterday, surfing on a Matavera backroad stream. Photo taken by: LOSIRENE LACANIVALU / 21022328

Residents can expect more rain after this week's significant downpour.

According to Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari, there has been a significant amount of rain in the last few days with Rarotonga recording 121.5 millimetres (mm) of rainfall alone on Monday.

Ngari says there is still an active trough over the Southern Cooks and more showers are expected today.


A residence at Avatiu. 21022308.

The weather forecast shows reduced rain for Thursday but more showers and some heavy falls on Friday and Saturday and a fine day on Sunday.

As of 8am yesterday, rainfall for Rarotonga was 70mm, Atiu 21.6mm, Mangaia 9.6mm, Mauke 7mm and Palmerston 29.8mm.

Johnny George (pictured above) and his friends were out enjoying the rain yesterday, surfing on a Matavera backroad stream.

Positioning himself on a surfboard, George held on to a rope tied to a tree and tried balancing himself as water from yesterday’s heavy rain rushed down the overflowed stream.


Tuesday afternoon, water flowed smoothly under “Vaimutu’uri” - the Avatiu bridge located next to the harbour and the Punanga Nui market. 21022326


Water levels were rising at the stream in-between the Ministry of Justice and the Empire Theatre and Little & Matysik law firm. 21022314