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Introduction

Mauke is an island of the Cook Islands archipelago, lying in the central-southern Pacific Ocean.

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Geography

Its geography is characterised by a central volcanic plateau, deep underground caves and lakes, as well as jagged fossilised coral which extends 1,000 metres inland. Mauke has four districts: Areora, Makatea, Ngatiarua, and Vaimutu. It has a population of 300.

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Weather

The Cook Islands have a tropical climate, meaning warm and humid weather year round but with constant sea breezes bringing some relief on the hotter summer days. November to April are summer months when it is around 28 °C during the day on Rarotonga and a bit warmer on Aitutaki which is more to the north. Temperatures at night are usually just 5 °C cooler or so. These months also have the most rain, with some tropical downpours during the afternoon, followed by sunshine again. Sometimes, several rainy days are possible. This is also the time that hurricanes are a possibility, although these don't strike every year of course. Wintermonths are cooler, especially on the most southern islands (around 25 °C during the day) but also drier and sunnier. Aitutaki has smaller differences between summer and winter regarding temperatures and the northern islands even less so.

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Getting There

Air Rarotonga operates flights between Rarotonga and Mauke.

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