Unusually above-normal rainfall caused major disruptions to the travel plans of hundreds of passengers over the past few days with two consecutive flights diverted to Samoa due to bad weather.
Director of Niue Meteorology, Mrs Rossy Mitiepo explained that “Niue is still within the cyclone season 2022-2023, which coincides with the wet season of the year. The current La Niña conditions still affect Niue and it has been in the last three years. Therefore, expect to receive above-normal rainfall.
“The South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) general position is normally above Niue, but lately, it is below Niue. This is a line of convective clouds stretched towards the far west of the Pacific region that can cause unstable weather….
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