Tropical Storm Laura forms as Cayman soaks up TD14

| 21/08/2020 | 7 Comments
Atlantic storms 21 August

(CNS) As Cayman sat under a deluge of rain Friday dumped by Tropical Depression 14 over the western Caribbean, in the east TD13 became Tropical Storm Laura. By 2pm Friday the storm was some 175miles ESE of the Northern Leeward Islands heading west at about 18mph. At present the storm presents no threat to the Cayman Islands, with the forecast taking Laura north of Cuba.

Winds were said to be near 45mph but some strengthening is expected over the next two days as the storm moves towards Puerto Rico Saturday morning, and near the northern coast of Hispaniola late Saturday and early Sunday. Tropical-storm-force winds currently extend outward up to 150 miles from the center.

Meanwhile, TS13 was also expected to strengthen into a storm and then a hurricane as it heads north towards the Gulf Mexico.

Heavy rain in Cayman on Friday is expected to continue tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service, which warned of flooding today. With moderate to rough seas and wave heights of 4 to 6 feet, small craft were advised to exercise caution over open water.

See the local weather forecast here.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Jon Jon and his ass can pray at the full moon

  2. John says:

    Laura was TD13, not TD15.

    CNS: Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      The really big one comes next month. Get ready. Prepare now.

      • Anonymous says:

        5.32pm Dramatics?

        • Anonymous says:

          Just keep looking at the ocean temperatures rising off the African Coast. No dramatics there. Just a fact if one follows temperature data and past trends.

      • Anonymous says:

        The really big one comes next month? Who told you that?

        • Anonymous says:

          Record high ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean in July tells you so much if you believe in science. But so many people don’t believe in science anymore.

          I would go with the scientists though.

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