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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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Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

| 23/06/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Earthquakes, dump fires, a pandemic, and now a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert and a surge in mosquitoes are combining to make 2020 a pretty miserable year. While the dust plume stretching across the Caribbean will produce some pretty sunsets, it will also make life uncomfortable for those with respiratory problems. Meanwhile, a […]

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Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

| 01/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The weather in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea was quiet Monday, as the 2020 hurricane season began against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergency Operations Centre team, already deployed as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, has been simultaneously preparing for a hurricane season that promises to be relatively […]

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Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

| 23/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The forecast for the Cayman Islands is for partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain and possibly thunder well into next week, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. However, this area is not under any type of hurricane watch or warning, despite rumours circulating. CINWS is predicting that […]

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Dust devil stirs up shoppers

Dust devil stirs up shoppers

| 20/04/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): People out shopping for essential supplies at the airport branch of Foster’s supermarket on Saturday encountered a ‘dust devil’ in the car park, which caused a stir on social media. Officials at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service explained to CNS that the phenomenon is a whirlwind of air into which dust and debris […]

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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As scientists around the world release their weather measurements for 2019, showing that last year was the second hottest year on record for the planet and ending the hottest driest decade ever recorded, local weather experts have also confirmed that it was also dry and hot in Cayman. Although the year started with the […]

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DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

| 07/01/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is expected to experience some ‘King Tides’ from this weekend, according to scientific predictions, and the Department of the Environment is asking people to help them collect information on these higher than usual tides and potential flooding. DoE officials said they need data to better measure the effect such tides can have, coupled […]

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Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

| 19/12/2019 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Images from webcams at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) and posts on social media on Thursday showed serious flooding at the cargo dock in George Town, where at least three empty containers were washed out to sea. Acting Port Director Joseph Woods said swells were breaking over the dock, which is […]

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Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

Bahamas relief efforts must be coordinated

| 04/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): While many people in the Cayman Islands are eager to help the people of the Bahamas as they deal with the fallout from Hurricane Dorian, the Cayman government is stressing that the best way to help is through an organised and coordinated official process and that, however well-intentioned, sending items may do more harm […]

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Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

Cayman stands ready to help the Bahamas

| 02/09/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has offered to deploy its police helicopter to the Bahamas as an initial response to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which is continuing to devastate the northern islands. Governor Martyn Roper said that “Cayman stands ready to help our friends in the Bahamas in the best way that we […]

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