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Thursday 30 March 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Weather


More rain expected as heavy downpours pound Rarotonga
Jamar Asgar, a landscaper at Moana Sands was spotted arriving to work in his raincoat in Titikaveka. He was still smiling despite the weather and said he was glad he could make it to work even though it was raining. 23032809

Rainfall collected in Rarotonga this month has been significantly higher than last month, says Meteorological Service operational observer Nathan Tisam.

Tisam said the total rainfall for March, as of yesterday morning, was 351millimetres.

“For this month alone, three days were recorded as having more than 50mm of rainfall which was on the 9th, 26th and today (yesterday),” he said.

Meanwhile, he said Rarotonga is expected to experience more rain this week as there is a band of clouds that is producing this weather passing through the Southern Cooks

The meteorological office has forecast more cloudy periods and brief showers for the Northern Cook islands also.

Low pressure and rain continues to affect the southern Cook Islands with more thunderstorms.