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Ida churns into hurricane north of Cayman

Ida churns into hurricane north of Cayman

| 27/08/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands had a close shave with Tropical Storm Ida as the system is now a hurricane and is expected to strengthen into an extremely dangerous major hurricane before it reaches the US Gulf Coast, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Ida reached Cuba’s Isle of Youth Friday afternoon with wind speeds […]

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Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

| 27/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The unpredictable path of Tropical Storm Ida brought the system closest to Grand Cayman early this morning but because of the shape of the storm, the Sister Islands suffered the worst of the weather. The all clear for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman takes effect at 11am this morning, five hours after Grand Cayman. […]

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Tropical Storm Ida heads to Western Cuba

Tropical Storm Ida heads to Western Cuba

| 26/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 8:15am: Grand Cayman was given the all clear from Tropical Storm Ida at 6am Thursday morning, though at that time the Sister Islands were still experiencing storm conditions. Ida is now heading towards Western Cuba and the Isle of Youth, where tropical storm condition are expected later today. According to Deputy Governor Franz […]

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Storm warning issued as TD9 heads for Cayman

Storm warning issued as TD9 heads for Cayman

| 26/08/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is bracing itself for another potential storm after the country was placed under a tropical storm warning at 10:00 Thursday morning. At that time Tropical Depression 9 was about 210 miles southeast of Grand Cayman moving towards the northwest at 13mph with maximum winds speeds of 35mph. The system is expected […]

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Warning issued for severe wet weather

Warning issued for severe wet weather

| 25/08/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A very active tropical wave currently extending across Haiti is expected to move over the Western Caribbean and could stir up some severe weather for the Cayman Islands over the next couple of days, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday. A week after Grand Cayman faced Tropical Storm Grace, the National Hurricane Center has […]

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Outlook shows potential storms over coming week

Outlook shows potential storms over coming week

| 23/08/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): At least two weather systems could become tropical storms or even hurricanes over the next week or so, according to the outlook issued Monday by the National Hurricane Center. As Cayman continues clearing up after Hurricane Grace, more unsettled weather could pose a threat to our area over the coming week. A tropical wave […]

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Police chopper catches images of destruction

Police chopper catches images of destruction

| 23/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Steve Fitzgerald, the civilian head of RCIPS Air Operations, has released a number of images take by the helicopter crew after they were able to take to the skies again after Tropical Storm Grace. The assessment shows extent of the damage to structures and vegetation across Grand Cayman. X-Ray One carried out the aerial […]

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Grace expected to pass 13 miles south of GC

Grace expected to pass 13 miles south of GC

| 17/08/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: The Cayman Islands is now bracing for a close encounter with Tropical Storm Grace as the centre of the storm is expected to pass 13 miles to the southwest of Grand Cayman late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2pm bulletin, the storm is still travelling west […]

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TS warning issued as Grace heads for Sister Islands

TS warning issued as Grace heads for Sister Islands

| 16/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED Monday 11:50am: The Cayman Islands Government issued a tropical storm warning Monday morning, effective 10:00, as on its current track Tropical Depression Grace is expected to cross 15 miles northeast of the Sister Islands around 1am Wednesday morning. According to the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service, TD Grace has maximum sustained […]

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TS Fred’s path veering away from Cayman

TS Fred’s path veering away from Cayman

| 11/08/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Fred emerged late Tuesday night but the storm is now on a predicted path that will take it away from the Cayman Islands. Weather officials here said they would continue to monitor its progress but the storm seems set to pass by the northern coast of Cuba as it heads up towards […]

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Weather system still on brink of storm status

Weather system still on brink of storm status

| 10/08/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Cyclone Six, the weather system that forecasters have been predicting is about to become Tropical Storm Fred for the last 24 hours, was still teetering on the brink of becoming a storm Tuesday afternoon. At 4pm local time it was located 105 miles southeast of Puerto Rico heading west-northwest at nearly 17 mph. […]

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