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Warning issued over gusty winds

Warning issued over gusty winds

| 02/12/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The hurricane season might be over but weather officials in Cayman have issued a warning for strong, near gale-force winds across the Cayman Islands Wednesday and Thursday as a result of a tightening gradient behind a cold front in the northwest Caribbean. The National Weather Service said winds could reach 30 knots overnight, as […]

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Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

| 30/11/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS) The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close today but this record-breaking year has had no respect for the human calendar so far and a degree of uncertainty remains. The season started well before 1 June with Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha in May, going on to produce 31 storms, six of which […]

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Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

| 16/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Iota’s outer-bands are bringing fresh northesterly winds, isolated showers and rough seas to the Cayman Islands as the category 4 hurricane rolls towards Nicaragua. Although this major hurricane currently poses no direct threat to Cayman, the local weather service is continuing to monitor Iota, which was around 390 miles to the south of Grand […]

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TD31 forecast to become hurricane

TD31 forecast to become hurricane

| 13/11/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS) Tropical Depression 31 was over 300 miles south of Jamaica when it emerged as expected Friday morning, but despite being just a few hours old, the US National Hurricane Center is already forecasting that the depression will be a hurricane, possibly a major one, by the time it reaches the coast of Central America […]

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Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

Theta puts 2020 firmly in record books

| 10/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With three weeks left of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the year is already in the record books after Subtropical Storm Theta became the twenty-ninth named storm, the most in any given season since records began. And a thirtieth one is not beyond the realms of possibility either. The US National Hurricane Center said […]

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Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

Savannah primary stays closed due to storm damage

| 09/11/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Savannah Primary School will not open on Tuesday due to significant damage sustained during Tropical Storm Eta on Saturday, the Ministry of Education has said. Government schools are due to reopen tomorrow, 10 November, even though some suffered damage in the form of minor leaks, broken fencing and torn vegetation. However, a release from […]

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Grand Cayman gone clear as TS Eta heads north

Grand Cayman gone clear as TS Eta heads north

| 07/11/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who is the chairman of the National Hazard Management Council, gave the all-clear from Tropical Storm Eta on Grand Cayman at 4pm on Saturday, as the storm headed north. A warning remained in effect for the Sister Islands, however, given that Eta had strengthened even more. The storm had arrived […]

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Deluge expected as Eta gets closer

Deluge expected as Eta gets closer

| 06/11/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is now under a tropical storm warning as Eta moves towards our area. Although Eta was still a tropical depression as it moved into the Gulf of Honduras Friday morning, it is expected to become a tropical storm later today. Likely to be within 100 miles of Grand Cayman by Saturday, […]

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Cayman under Tropical Storm Watch

Cayman under Tropical Storm Watch

| 05/11/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Schools and several other government entities announced that they would be closed Friday as civil servants will be working from home. The Cayman Islands is now under a tropical storm watch. At 4pm Thursday expectations were that a re-intensified Eta would emerge over the Caribbean Sea tonight and approach the Cayman Islands by […]

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Eta expected in Cayman this weekend

Eta expected in Cayman this weekend

| 04/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather bulletin due to the expected return of Tropical Storm Eta. The storm is currently over Honduras but it is expected to make a turn towards the northeast on Thursday. The US National Hurricane Center has said that on the current forecast track it […]

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Eta could swing back into Caribbean as storm

Eta could swing back into Caribbean as storm

| 03/11/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands was drenched by the outer-bands of Hurricane Eta as it merged with another weather system in our area, forecasters at the US National Hurricane Center predicted a possible return of the system. As the extremely dangerous Hurricane Eta made landfall just south of Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua, the forecast path […]

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