‘Weather bomb’ moves away

Thursday 29 January 2015 | Published in Weather


A ‘weather bomb’ predicted to hit Rarotonga this weekend is unlikely to eventuate, but the weather could still worsen from today.

Cook Islands Meteorological Service director Arona Ngari says the earlier-predicted weather bomb expected to slam the island had moved off southwards to the east of New Zealand.

While there had been a lot of activity within the cloud band hanging over the Southern Cook Islands there had been no permanent circulation to indicate low pressure areas, he said.

“However, as always, this could change and the weather is expected to deteriorate today.

“Some weather models show that conditions will be at their worst by Saturday, but at present we can’t see anything to support that.”

A combination of high tides combined with a northerly swell will continue to produce rough seas, Ngari says.