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2021 could be the warmest year on record, Met Service says

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Weather

The Met Office says it will be at least eight months before Cook Islands will start experiencing cooler than average temperatures, which means more hot and dry weather as currently experienced in the Northern Group.

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Water intakes at critical level as dry spell continues

Wednesday 23 December 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga's water Authority, To Tatou Vai, warns people may end up paying for water to be trucked in if the dry spell continues.

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Tide prediction calendar for 2021 released

Tuesday 22 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands has received its 2021 tide prediction calendar.

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In nasty weather it's better safe than sorry, official say

Thursday 17 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands Ports Authority has plans in place for any cyclone emergency.

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Tropical Cyclone Zazu watched closely

Wednesday 16 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands Meteorological Service continues to monitor Tropical Cyclone Zazu and keep the public informed through social media and radio platforms.

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Met service keeping close watch on Cyclone Zazu

Tuesday 15 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga could feel some effects of Tropical Cyclone Zazu on Wednesday morning, according to Cook Islands Meteorological Service.

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Weather watch during cyclone season

Wednesday 2 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands Meteorological Service will continue to distribute data to determine expected weather patterns during this cyclone season.

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Too much rain? Met service says its ‘normal’

Thursday 5 November 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

The rainy spell this week is 'normal' for the wet season, which started this month and will run until April, says the nation's Meteorological Service.

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Preparing for cyclone season

Thursday 29 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Weather

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Wet and windy start to the week

Wednesday 28 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

A strong wind warning was issued for the Southern Cook Islands during the Gospel Day long weekend.

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Keeping an eye out for unexpected turn of events

Friday 23 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

Cook Islands is unlikely to be hit by a cyclone in the 2020/21 Tropical Cyclone Season which starts next month.

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La Nina phenomenon to bring more rain

Tuesday 13 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Weather

Rarotonga and other southern group islands are expected to experience higher than normal rainfall in the coming weeks.

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Drought warning for the Pa Enua

Monday 14 September 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

There is a high chance of dry weather conditions for Penrhyn, Rakahanga and Manihiki.

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Cooks to be warned of tsunamis

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weather

High-tech buoys by Tonga Trench should alert Cook Islands to dangerous tidal waves.

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US satellite splash-down

Saturday 29 August 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather

It was in September 1964 that NASA launched the satellite OGO-1 into orbit to study Earth’s magnetic environment and how the planet interacts with the sun.

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Danger of floods, but rain to clear for weekend

Friday 7 August 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Weather

A flash flood warning was in place overnight, after Rarotonga’s heaviest downpour in more than three years.

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Local photographer shoots startling lightning images

Thursday 6 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weather

Rarotonga photographer Danilo Reyes was just going to sleep tonight, when he heard his landlord talking about the storm hitting the island.

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Blame NZ for the cold

Saturday 1 August 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Weather

A weather system coming out of New Zealand is causing intermittent rain and cool spells in Rarotonga.

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New cyclone forecasting tool

Wednesday 22 July 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weather

New science allows storm-planning six months out, aided by older knowledge like the arrival of mangoes, the incidence of fish poisoning, and the spread of predatory starfish.

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Winter arrives early

Thursday 11 June 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Weather

Cool season is here and experts are warning of a potential spike in cold, flu and asthma.

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