Drought concerns in the Cook Islands

Posted on 16 August 2022

The Cook Islands meteorological authorities are pleading for community cooperation as the main island Rarotonga experiences a drought that is expected to last for about two months.
The Cook Islands Met Service Director, Arona Ngari, said with such little rain forecast people need to act accordingly. "There is insufficient water to last about two to three months, and people just need to conserve water. The Met Service has put out an early action rainfall watch to indicate there's deficiency in rainfall.