from notes archived at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Rain = usa
Tagroa sometimes sent the rain. He was god of rain, war, death and that such things of this order with which the people of Rotuma were afflicted. He was the 'aitmana.
Thunder: a big fire. The flame flaring up after thunder was part of this fire.
Hail: these were the cracked stones of the great fire of lightning and thunder.
Lightning = mereta.
Rainbow = asesekäe. The rainbow is thought of as a fire.
See section on Tagroa
Clouds = aoga
Clouds are smoke of a fire made by a man who is regarded as a god, Aogasu, who burned rubbish.
Drizzling (jehu) is caused by an 'atua having a bath. It is due to the sa'aitu. When they make the drizzle, the people shut up their houses.
Uas mam forau = when the rain falls while the sun is shining. They call it rain bathing with fresh water.
Uas malolo = heavy rain. Tangroa is sending water to drink
Lightning = mere. Two rocks on the road that leads to the land of Tangroa. When they hit each other, then there is lightning.
Thunder = fu'i. The voice of Tangroa.
Rainbow = 'asesekäe. Path of the sa'aitu. The people shut their doors because of this.