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Climate and weather of the Cook Islands



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Climate

 
The Cook Islands have a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 29° in February and 24° in July. Rainfall is abundant (2 000 mm per year).

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures reach 28 to 29° (they lose five degrees at night) and rainfall is abundant (the rains often fall in the late afternoon or in the evening). Sunshine is high. Cyclones sometimes pass through the islands.

Dry season (May to October)
Temperatures are stable (25 to 26°) and rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to the Cook Islands (pleasant climate) 
The climate of the Cook Islands is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Avarua (Capital of the Cook Islands)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
29°
29°
28°
27°
26°
min
24°
24°
24°
23°
22°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
25°
25°
26°
27°
27°
min
20°
20°
20°
21°
22°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
190
190
190
170
140
80
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
60
70
80
80
130
160

Arorangi

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
28°
29°
29°
28°
27°
26°
min
24°
24°
24°
23°
22°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
25°
25°
25°
26°
27°
27°
min
20°
20°
20°
21°
22°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
260
240
250
200
170
110
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
100
120
120
120
160
220

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for the Cook Islands are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Cook Islands weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The Cook Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of French Polynesia and southeast of Niue.

Capital: Avarua
Area: 240 kmē
Population: 10 000 inhabitants
Languages: English, Maori
Currency: Cook Islands dollar

Cook Islands










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