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National Hurricane Center goes Greek with new storm

National Hurricane Center goes Greek with new storm

| 18/09/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): No one could be in any doubt about how busy this hurricane season has been so far when the US National Hurricane Center tweeted on Friday, “Get out the Greek Alphabet” after Tropical Storm Wilfred used up the last of the season’s English alphabet name list, only to be followed by another storm within […]

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Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

| 10/09/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has barely been impacted by any of the storms that have come into our area so far this year, even though this hurricane season has been busy. But John Tibbetts, the director general of the National Weather Service, is warning that this could very well change before the end of the […]

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Atlantic hurricane season ‘heating’ up

Atlantic hurricane season ‘heating’ up

| 07/09/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The hurricane experts at Colorado State University have warned that the second half of the Atlantic hurricane season is going to make 2020 a very busy and well-above average. In their latest forecast the weather watchers said they now expect a total of 24 named storms. “We have increased our forecast and now call […]

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Tropical Storm Nana forms south of Jamaica

Tropical Storm Nana forms south of Jamaica

| 01/09/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The US National Hurricane Center has confirmed that Tropical Storm Nana formed Tuesday morning some 120 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. While there are no official warnings in effect for the Cayman Islands as the storm is expected to stay south of our area, forecasters say the system will produce heavy rain from Tuesday […]

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Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

| 31/08/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Local forecasters are keeping watch on a tropical wave developing over the Central Caribbean moving westward across the region, which is likely to bring heavy rain to the Cayman Islands this week and become a tropical depression in the next few days. The US National Hurricane Center said this area of low pressure has […]

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TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

| 24/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS); Reports from Cayman Brac indicate that Tropical Storm Laura, contrary to expectations, left limited rainfall and very low winds as it passed some 90 miles off the coast, Monday. Deputy District Commission Mark Tibbetts said they fared very well in an audio statement. However, he warned the public on the Sister Islands that they […]

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Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

| 23/08/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the path of Tropical Storm Laura has shifted south and is now expected to pass closer to the north of the Sister Islands, Cayman Airways has added an extra jet flight from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman this evening, Sunday 23 August. According to the National Weather Service, if TS Laura remains on […]

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Tropical Storm Laura forms as Cayman soaks up TD14

Tropical Storm Laura forms as Cayman soaks up TD14

| 21/08/2020 | 7 Comments

(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 […]

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Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

| 24/07/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As Tropical Storm Gonzalo was headed toward the Southern Windward Islands Friday morning, forecasters said the storm might increase to hurricane strength as it passes over those islands before dissipating in the Caribbean Sea next week. John Tibbetts, who heads the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS), said this storm does not pose a […]

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Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

| 22/07/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday morning and is the earliest named seventh tropical storm of any Atlantic hurricane season. As of 9am, the storm was around 1,285 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands headed west-northwest at around 12mph, with winds of around 45mph. Both the intensity […]

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Atlantic storm predictions increase for 2020

Atlantic storm predictions increase for 2020

| 09/07/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Experts from the University of Colorado have released their revised prediction for this hurricane season, adding another named storm to what they believe will be an active period in the Atlantic. The world renowned hurricane forecasters said that current cool neutral ENSO conditions may transition to weak La Niña conditions later this summer.

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