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Sahara dust not volcanic ash pollutes local air

Sahara dust not volcanic ash pollutes local air

| 19/04/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The dusty atmosphere currently in the Cayman Islands is due to dust from the Sahara Desert and not the volcanic eruption of La Soufriere on St Vincent. The volcano erupted again at the weekend with another major explosion late Sunday afternoon, which caused a tall, dense ash plume rising some 3km into the air […]

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CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

| 09/04/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The preliminary forecast by the experts at Colorado State University for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season predicts a busy one, with 17 named storms leading to eight hurricanes and at least four major hurricanes. Based on information obtained through March 2021, the experts from CSU predict “activity above the 1981–2010 average”, which is described […]

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Squally conditions forecast across Cayman

Squally conditions forecast across Cayman

| 08/03/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS) The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a weather warning about squally weather over the next few days. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected this week, as a stationary front lingers over our area. Radar images show scattered showers in and around the Cayman area moving southwest.

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Warning issued over gusty winds

Warning issued over gusty winds

| 02/12/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The hurricane season might be over but weather officials in Cayman have issued a warning for strong, near gale-force winds across the Cayman Islands Wednesday and Thursday as a result of a tightening gradient behind a cold front in the northwest Caribbean. The National Weather Service said winds could reach 30 knots overnight, as […]

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Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

| 30/11/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS) The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close today but this record-breaking year has had no respect for the human calendar so far and a degree of uncertainty remains. The season started well before 1 June with Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha in May, going on to produce 31 storms, six of which […]

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Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

| 16/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Iota’s outer-bands are bringing fresh northesterly winds, isolated showers and rough seas to the Cayman Islands as the category 4 hurricane rolls towards Nicaragua. Although this major hurricane currently poses no direct threat to Cayman, the local weather service is continuing to monitor Iota, which was around 390 miles to the south of Grand […]

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TD31 forecast to become hurricane

TD31 forecast to become hurricane

| 13/11/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS) Tropical Depression 31 was over 300 miles south of Jamaica when it emerged as expected Friday morning, but despite being just a few hours old, the US National Hurricane Center is already forecasting that the depression will be a hurricane, possibly a major one, by the time it reaches the coast of Central America […]

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Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

| 10/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With three weeks left of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the year is already in the record books after Subtropical Storm Theta became the twenty-ninth named storm, the most in any given season since records began. And a thirtieth one is not beyond the realms of possibility either. The US National Hurricane Center said […]

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Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

| 09/11/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Savannah Primary School will not open on Tuesday due to significant damage sustained during Tropical Storm Eta on Saturday, the Ministry of Education has said. Government schools are due to reopen tomorrow, 10 November, even though some suffered damage in the form of minor leaks, broken fencing and torn vegetation. However, a release from […]

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Grand Cayman gone clear as TS Eta heads north

Grand Cayman gone clear as TS Eta heads north

| 07/11/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who is the chairman of the National Hazard Management Council, gave the all-clear from Tropical Storm Eta on Grand Cayman at 4pm on Saturday, as the storm headed north. A warning remained in effect for the Sister Islands, however, given that Eta had strengthened even more. The storm had arrived […]

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Deluge expected as Eta gets closer

Deluge expected as Eta gets closer

| 06/11/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is now under a tropical storm warning as Eta moves towards our area. Although Eta was still a tropical depression as it moved into the Gulf of Honduras Friday morning, it is expected to become a tropical storm later today. Likely to be within 100 miles of Grand Cayman by Saturday, […]

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