Severe weather alert issued for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert after the formation of a tropical cyclone in the southern Caribbean Sea. Officials said that Cayman can expect cloudy, rainy weather conditions lasting through Sunday morning, with 1 to 1.25 inches of rain Friday night through Saturday, which will result in continued flooding of low-lying areas where residents should exercise caution. Winds and seas will gradually increase and Cayman can expect southerly winds at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts Saturday and very rough seas.

Swells of 7 to 9 feet along the west coast of Grand Cayman are forecast and a marine warning is in effect. All residents and marine interests are advised to stay in safe harbor.

Tropical Cyclone 18 is moving toward the north near 7mph  and an increase in northward motion is expected Saturday morning, followed by a faster motion toward the northeast later on Saturday and Sunday. The NHC said that on the forecast track, the system will move across western Cuba late Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts, but strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the system is expected to become a tropical storm on Saturday.




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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank CIG, usual useless bull crap.

  2. Anon says:

    I cannot find a “sever weather alert”—they have issued a marine warning. Where is the alert? there is just an update as to weather conditions and does not state an alert.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Island needs a bit of rain and some breeze.

  4. Anonymous says:

    too little too late…

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