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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami has confirmed the emergence of Sub-tropical Storm Alberto. At 10:00am the weather system was located about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and around 195 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast nea [...]

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Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

| 24/05/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): A broad area of unsettled weather that has brought a deluge of rain to the Cayman Islands over the last few days may become a tropical depression before the week is out. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said conditions are becoming more conducive for further development of the system by [...]

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Deluge of rain expected in Cayman all week

Deluge of rain expected in Cayman all week

| 22/05/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): A large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea up to the Florida peninsula will be bringing heavy rain this week to the Cayman Islands. Local weather experts warn there will be flooding at times in low lying areas as a result of the weather system that i [...]

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Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

Scientists: Tourism impacting climate change

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): Scientific researchers have found the the world-wide tourism sector is having a much greater impact on climate change than previously thought and, given the growth in global travel, things are set to get worse. Published Monday in the journal Nature, the results of the research found that it [...]

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Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

Officials begin pre-season hurricane exercises

| 03/05/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): With just four weeks to go before the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, relevant government officials began their preparation exercises this week. The National Hazard Management Council met Tuesday at the start of the National Hurricane Exercise, which has been named for Kirkland N [...]

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Gulf Stream change spells more sea level danger

Gulf Stream change spells more sea level danger

| 17/04/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Like many other low-lying countries around the world, the Cayman Islands is already on the front line when it comes to the threat of sea-level rise posed by climate change. But now scientists are raising concerns about another potential problem regarding sea levels on this side of the Atlanti [...]

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Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

| 09/04/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The first official prediction for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season has been published by researchers; weather experts from Colorado State University and the storm seers are calling for 14 named storms, seven of which will become hurricanes and three of those are forecast to reach the highe [...]

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Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

| 27/03/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach has hinted at a busy hurricane season for the Atlantic this year. Speaking at the US National Hurricane Conference in Florida, less than two weeks before he releases his April forecast, he warned that 2018 is going to be active. [...]

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Water Authority encourages conservation

Water Authority encourages conservation

| 12/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Water Authority has noted that in contrast to warnings of drought in the latest bulletin from the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network, local forecasts suggest that Cayman could see higher than usual rainfall in this region for the next few months. But WA officials said [...]

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Cayman warned of potential drought

Cayman warned of potential drought

| 08/03/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Regional experts say there may be a drought in the Cayman Islands this year. Antigua, St Maarten and western Cuba, as well as Cayman, are the Caribbean islands being urged by the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network to closely monitor water resources in case of a short-ter [...]

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Bryan spearheads Commonwealth climate change council

Bryan spearheads Commonwealth climate change council

| 06/03/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has called on leaders across the Commonwealth to support the creation of a council to closely monitor the impact of climate change on member states to help prepare and mitigate for future challenges. Bryan has been in London ov [...]

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