Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tropical disturbance no threat to Cook Islands

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

The two tropical disturbances in the region will pose “no threat”, says the local weather office.

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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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