Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments
Cayman News Service

Tropical Storm Bret

(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad, moving toward the west-northwest near 30mph. The maximum sustained winds were recorded at 40 mph with higher gusts. It is expected to move over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.

Little change in strength is expected over the next two days, the NHC said, but tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles, mainly from the north of the centre and it is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Windward Islands and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the potential tropical storm that caused inclement weather and rough seas around Cayman over the last few days is expected to become a tropical storm within the next 48 hours, according to the NHC. Cyclone T3 was in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico at 4pm Monday. Located 305 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi, the brewing storm was heading north towards Louisiana at around 9mph.

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  1. Skilpot says:

    Thanks Jeffrey. And to anyone else reading this, heed his words – Be prepared! A bag of chips and a bottle of wine is not hurricane preparation! (Don’t laugh – I saw this prior to Ivan)
    Remember you will need water for drinking, water for flushing, water for washing. Food that does not need refrigeration and first aid supplies. Meats, vegetables & fruit are all available in tins.Use your imagination and personal habits to inform your own supplies. And decide where you will ride-out the storm.
    There is no such thing as being over-prepared.

    • Kim says:

      And several changes of clothes – you may not get to do laundry for a while!

    • Anonymous says:

      system has now weakened to a tropical wave. Local Weather Service will continue to monitor but expect a rain event later in the week.

    • Anonymous says:

      You have to be crazy to believe that one bottle of wine is enough for anything!

  2. Jeffrey Woods says:

    Residents of Cayman PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS STORM. Remember to be prepared is to survive. Don’t wait until the last minute. Check your emergency kit/supplies etc. and have everything in place in case we are threatened. God bless all.

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