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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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Cool weather locally but storm threatens Central America

Cool weather locally but storm threatens Central America

| 22/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As the late-season Tropical Storm Otto drifted towards Costa Rica and Nicaragua Tuesday, Cayman was enjoying some cooler weather after a very hot year. Global temperatures for 2016 have already broken existing heat records and 2016 is expected to be one of the Cayman Islands’ hottest as wel [...]

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World keeps getting hotter, say scientists

World keeps getting hotter, say scientists

| 14/11/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Scientists were raising the alarm Monday, in the face of news that global temperatures continue to shatter records rising towards the irreversible tipping point. During the first nine months of 2016 the average temperature was 2.16 degrees Fahrenheit above those recorded at the end of the 18 [...]

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Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

| 08/09/2016 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Human-caused climate warming was a significant and measurable factor in the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana last month. Scientists with NOAA and World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy [...]

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Tropical storm hits coast of Florida

Tropical storm hits coast of Florida

| 07/06/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): As Cayman began to dry out from the deluge over the weekend, when more than two inches of rain fell across the islands, the tropical wave that caused it had moved up towards Florida by Monday afternoon and become a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Colin, the first storm to fall in the season ti [...]

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Weather forecasters warn of potential flooding this weekend

Weather forecasters warn of potential flooding this weekend

| 03/06/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): A tropical wave that is sitting over the Cayman Islands could cause flooding on the islands throughout this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters warn that scattered showers with embedded thundershowers that are expected across the Cayman area may lead to localized f [...]

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Mixed outlook for storm season as El Niño weakens

Mixed outlook for storm season as El Niño weakens

| 01/06/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Although forecasters had originally called for a lower than average hurricane season in the Atlantic again this year, the recent weakening of El Niño is making the season more difficult to call, weather experts are saying. As the season opened Wednesday, Cayman was looking at a cloudy day wi [...]

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