Weather

Reduced cyclone risk

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands is expected to have a reduced risk of tropical cyclones, according to New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) latest outlook.

National


Wet weather to give way to sun this weekend

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Weather

Rainy weather is set to give way to sun this coming weekend, Cook Islands Meteorological Service Director Arona Ngari says.

National


Pa Enua meet to discuss climate change

Friday 13 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Weather

Mayor and executive officers from the Pa Enua met to discuss how they could better prepare for the effects of climate change at the Pa Enua Brilliant Resilient Workshop this week.

National


Wet weather to continue through the weekend as Met Service issues flood warning

Friday 13 August 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Weather

An estimated 100 millimetres of rain was expected to fall on Rarotonga as wild, wet and windy weather resulted in a local flood warning and forced both Air New Zealand flights to be diverted back to New Zealand.

National


Rarotonga drenched with half the average August rainfall

Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Weather

A number of local events including the opening of the BCI Trade Days yesterday was postponed due to continuous rain on Rarotonga.

National


Climate change affecting Cooks’ tuna population

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National, Weather

Recent studies say climate change is driving tuna further to the east, threatening the economic security of several small island states including the Cook Islands.

Economy


Winter blast hits Raro

Thursday 8 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga received its second highest rainfall on record for June as the island was hammered by wild weather last month.

National


Wind forces flight back to NZ

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga continued to get battered by high winds on Friday, forcing an Air New Zealand aircraft to make a dramatic aborted landing. The incident follows rough weather throughout the month that has kept emergency services busy with toppled trees, power poles and blocked roads. By Emmanuel Samoglou and Al Williams

National


Half of June’s rain drops in 24 hours

Saturday 19 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga was hammered with heavy rain overnight Thursday, drenching the island with half the average rainfall for June in just 24 hours.

National


Rarotonga residents recover from floods

Friday 14 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Weather

Rarotonga residents began dealing with the effects of recent flooding on Thursday after torrential rains hammered down over the whole island this week.

National


Rarotonga drenched after downpour causes flooding

Thursday 13 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Weather

Widespread flooding has been reported at residences and businesses around Rarotonga after intense rainfall this week, and the forecast is calling for a wet couple of months ahead.

National


Weather Office commemorates World Meteorological Day

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

The Cook Islands Meteorological Services director Arona Ngari and his team joined 192 members of the World Meteorological Organisation in commemorating World Meteorological Day on Tuesday.

National


Tsunami warning downgraded to 'watch' for Cook Islands

Thursday 4 March 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands residents are advised to take precautions and move inland or to higher ground after tsunami threat issued by met service.

National


Heavy rain causes flash floods

Wednesday 24 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Weather

The heavy downpour yesterday caused floods, disruptions to traffic and damage to roads in the Avatiu and Nikao areas. And the Cook Islands Met Service says Rarotonga could see more rainfall before the end of the week.

National


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

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

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

National


Met Office: Rain ending soon, sunny days ahead

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Rainclouds are expected to move away from Rarotonga later today and there could be some sunshine, says the weather office.

National


Rain brings relief

Friday 19 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Weather

A wet Thursday provided much needed rain to replenish Rarotonga’s water supplies, but it’s too early to declare the summer’s water shortage to be over.

National


Capturing rare weather phenomenon

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands Meteorological Service yesterday managed to capture a rare weather phenomenon called radiation fog.

National


More rain needed to replenish local intakes

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Despite some heavy rain in Rarotonga in the last few days, water authority To Tatou Vai says more is still needed to meet demand.

National

Farmers urged to conserve water

Friday 29 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Weather

Farmers and home gardeners are being urged by the government to conserve water during the ongoing dry spell.

National


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