The climate of Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is a representative democracy with a parliamentary
system in an associated state relationship with New Zealand. Although
it is a New Zealand overseas territory the Cook Islands are often seen
as an autonomous country. The islands are self governing in free
association with New Zealand. The Cook Islands consists of 15 islands
which are divided into the Northern Cook Islands and the Southern Cook
Islands. The Cook Islands have a tropical climate. It depends on
precipitation figures whether a region has a tropical monsoon climate
or a tropical savannah climate. Some websites state the Cook Islands
have a tropical maritime climate. However, this climate type doesnít
Climate information of places and areas in Cook Islands
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
The Cook Islands have two seasons with only a small difference in
temperatures between these seasons. However, there are large
differences in precipitation figures. The rainy season coincides
with the warm period which is from November until April. During the
dry period temperatures slightly drop and precipitation figures
decrease. Precipitation always falls in the form of rain. Glazed
frost, hail and snowfall do not occur on the Cook Islands. During El
Nino and El Nina large deviations in annual precipitation figures
can be recorded. On Aitutaki 2,000 millimeters of precipitation can
be recorded during one year while the next year not even 1,000
millimeters of precipitation can be recorded. During the rainy
season there is a risk of hurricanes, especially on the Southern
Cook Islands. Hurricane season even lasts longer here; there is a
risk of hurricanes until June.
On the Cook Islands maximum daytime temperatures rise to 29-33 degrees
Celsius (84-90 degrees Fahrenheit). On the Southern Cook Islands
temperatures drop to 25-28 degrees Celsius from May until October.
On the Northern Cook Islands temperatures remain stable all year
round. During the warmest days the ever blowing trade winds offer
cooling, especially along the coast.
Throughout the Cook Islands several climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Avarua and
cannot be seen as an average for this country. For climate figures
for other places and regions on the Cook Islands please, visit the
individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a
certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of
wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we monthly
offer useful extra climate information. The information below
is an average for Albania. Please visit the pages on individual
climate information for other places on the Cook Islands.
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.