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Monday 9 January 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Weather
Small boat owners are being urged to keep an eye on their vessels following strong wind and rough seas warning yesterday. 23010840
It says the gale force winds and occasional rain experienced yesterday are associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Hale – the first tropical cyclone of 2023 in the South Pacific.
Service director Arona Ngari said there were other frontal systems that were
linked to the weather in Rarotonga and other parts of the Southern Group.
strong wind warning will persist and we will also experience patches of rain
associated with this system. The rain is expected to continue until Wednesday.”
said between 8am to 2pm yesterday Rarotonga experienced 25 millimetres of rain.
to the Met Service an active trough of low pressure with associated cloud and
rain is affecting the group.
to midnight (tonight) for the Southern Cooks include, over the land areas and
waters, northwesterly winds 20 to 25 knots, gusting up to 30 knots and rough
of rain, heavy at times and few thunderstorms are also expected.
is asking small boat owners to keep an eye on their vessels.
the general public, be cautious of flying debris that could be secured leading
up to the active months.”
Islands is in the middle of the cyclone season which runs from November to
assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity from NIWA and Metservice
released last year indicated six to 10 cyclones in the Southwest Pacific basin
between November 2022 and April 2023.
report said Cook Islands could expect zero to one cyclone in the 2022/23 TC