Marine warning in effect as storm brews

| 18/06/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: A local marine warning is in effect today (Sunday) as a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean impacts the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre is predicting a 90% chance of a tropical storm forming over the next five days as the broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean that is moving northwestward producing rain and thunderstorms. 

Regardless of the development, the NHC warned of heavy rains over the Cayman Islands over the next few days. Cayman’s own National Weather Centre said scattered showers and fresh southeasterly winds and rough seas are expected across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours.

“Models are projecting 1.5 to 2 inches of rainfall over the next 24 hours, with intense occasional downpours associated with thunderstorms,” local weather experts stated.

“The intensity of these downpours will increase the potential of flooding of low-lying areas. Residents in these areas should take precautionary measures to prevent any damages. Winds are expected to come from the Southeast with speeds of 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts expected especially in and around thunderstorms. Seas are expected to be very rough with wave heights of 7 to 9 feet with possible swells on the on the south coast. A marine warning is in effect for today, and a small craft warning is likely to be in effect for Monday,” the weather service added.

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  1. Ed says:

    The temperature here in London yesterday afternoon was 92F.
    In Cayman, with breezes, it was only 84F and so felt more like 77F.

    You lot should be grateful that you don’t live in a really hot place.
    We go through hell here!




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  2. David Miller says:

    Sand comes and sand goes my friend . Nothing has changed so far. More storms or less storms brings or takes sand. No one can predict that, not even the weather man.




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    • Sharkey says:

      Mr Miller, do you remember what the beach looked like before that 25ft section of rock was removed? Go after the weather calms down and see if there’s any difference in the beach and report back to me, then just imagine what would happen if all the rock was removed and we had a hurricane .




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  3. Anonymous says:

    I love to go to Spotts beach after a storm. You can find some really cool shells washed up. I found a huge helmet shell there. Just remember that there are strong currents there, so keep your shelling on the beach.




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  4. Sharkey says:

    The fresh southeasterly winds and rough seas.
    After everything calms down people should go down to the in question area of beach rocks removal and see what has happened by just a small part that has already been removed has caused. See for yourself and realize what a hurricane would do.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Im sure this will contribute to global warming as well.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Plus…. just leave it alone dart. If you want a perfect place for god’s chosen 7 star people, build a giant terrarium with a giant crystal fishbowl in it. God will thank you. Really.




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