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Trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

| 12/07/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, researchers who predicted the event have announced. The colossal iceberg weighs more than a trillion tonnes and is about 5,800 square kilometers — about the size of Delaware. Scientists [...]

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Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trin [...]

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Marine warning in effect as storm brews

Marine warning in effect as storm brews

| 18/06/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: A local marine warning is in effect today (Sunday) as a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean impacts the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre is predicting a 90% chance of a tropical storm forming over the next five days as the broad area of low pressure located over t [...]

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Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

| 01/06/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): As the political storms subside in Cayman, for the time being at least, the islands now face six months in preparation for stormy weather. Since Hurricane Paloma struck Cayman Brac in 2008, the country has dodged any seasonal disasters but, as officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands c [...]

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CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

CAL waives change fees in face of Jamaican floods

| 16/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Passengers with Cayman Airways tickets to fly to Jamaica tonight, tomorrow or Thursday will be able to change those flights without incurring change fees, the airline said Tuesday in the face of flood warnings. The Jamaican authorities have issued flash flood warnings for low-lying areas acro [...]

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Cayman gears up for 2017 hurricane season

Cayman gears up for 2017 hurricane season

| 02/05/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Experts are calling for a below average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year when it comes to storms making landfall in our area — but it only takes one to wreak havoc. With one month to go before the official start of the 2017 season, officials in the Cayman Islands are beginning pre [...]

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Cayman facing long-term drought

Cayman facing long-term drought

| 20/02/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned that the Cayman Islands and other western Caribbean countries are facing a worsening drought with several months of the dry season still to go. In a drought bulletin released Monday, the regional climate agency said [...]

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Rough seas close downtown George Town

Rough seas close downtown George Town

| 24/01/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): George Town’s tourist hotspot was virtually deserted Tuesday morning after high waves and debris from the ocean closed the roads leading to the waterfront. Police said the closures would be in place until further notice as the rough seas were expected to continue for a few more days. Harbou [...]

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Cayman sees driest year on record

Cayman sees driest year on record

| 09/01/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): With just half of the annual rainfall that would normally be expected in any given twelve-month period, 2016 in the Cayman Islands is in the record books. Less than 28 inches of rain was measured at the weather station at Owen Roberts International Airport over the last year, when on average [...]

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Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

Matthew will mark 2017 hurricane season

| 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): After 15 named storms, including seven hurricanes, three of which became major ones, the 2016 season has come to its official end, with Hurricane Matthew likely to be the storm that will mark this season. The lone category 5 hurricane and one of four storms that directly impacted the region, [...]

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Cayman facing driest year on record

Cayman facing driest year on record

| 25/11/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The director general of Cayman’s National Weather Service has revealed that 2016 is likely to be the country’s driest year on record. At the end of October statistics for this year showed a deficit of more than 19 inches in the average annual rainfall. “We are looking set to have th [...]

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