TS Earl set to pass well south of Cayman

| 02/08/2016 | 15 Comments
Cayman News Service

Tropical Storm Earl, Tuesday 2 August

(CNS): The National Hurricane Centre in the US confirmed just before lunchtime Tuesday that the tropical system passing through the Caribbean has become the 5th storm of the season. At around 11am local time, Tropical Storm Earl was around 215 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman, with maximum sustained winds of 45mph and higher gusts, moving at around 22mph. Local forecasters said the storm would pass south of the Cayman Islands supporting fresh to strong winds along with rough seas as it moves through the Cayman area. An increase in showers and thunderstorm activity is also expected as Earl moves west by tomorrow morning.

Forecasters at the NHC called for a decrease in forward speed of TS Earl over the next couple of days as the storm heads towards the north coast of Honduras. With the storm on a track for the Yucatan Peninsula, the NHC said it was expecting some additional strengthening before it reaches there. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the centre.

According to the local forecast, the storm will bring cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers in Cayman today and 80% tonight, which may become heavy at times locally. Seas will be rough with wave heights of 4 to 6 feet.  Small craft should seek safe harbour and remain overnight as the storm passes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Shakespeare comes to mind – much ado about nothing.

  2. earl says:

    i wish this was as bad as it will get this season as well

  3. Anonymous says:

    Will Cost U Less let me return the emergency supplies I bought yesterday? 🙂

    • Michel says:

      I think you should save it for the future. It might be a busy season. Don’t let your guards because this one did not come closer.

      • Anonymous says:

        My comment was meant to be humorous, and you are spot on. There may be something to look at again next week apparently…

  4. Anonymous says:


    “CUC wishes to advise its customers that its hurricane preparations plan has been initiated in anticipation of the possible effects of Tropical Storm Earl. As a result CUC’s payment offices at the Caribbean Plaza and the Administration Building on North Sound Road will be closed this afternoon at 1:30pm.”

    Its all work, work, work over there. Watch out for sunstroke boys.

  5. Beaumont says:

    The NHC was very slow in sending recon into the storm; too late for Jamaica. I would like to see the NWS being more independent of the NHC and stepping up when they see a system that is likely to impact our country. Not denigrating them. It was apparent more that 24 hours ago that Earl had formed.

    We got lucky this time. Kudos to the NWS for calling for a TS watch prior to the naming of Earl.

    • Anonymous says:

      you can make these comments because of your high qualifications in the field right?

      While you can look at satellite pictures there is much more required in the field of meteorology.

      Hurricane hunter was being sent the day before but broke down.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just came off a plane and we need to give our pilots a bump in salary, they do a superior job day after day and with a small runway in dicey winds.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Guess we haven’t sinned enough yet, and the gays will have to stay. Maybe that’s what our good Lord wanted? A bit of love shared around to all?

  8. Anonymous says:

    A nice little warm up exercise for the season.

  9. Anonymous says:

    How come CUC have shut all their offices because the impending arrival of Earl?

  10. anonymous says:


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