Tag: Atlantic Hurricane Season

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

| 01/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The weather in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea was quiet Monday, as the 2020 hurricane season began against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergency Operations Centre team, already deployed as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, has been simultaneously preparing for a hurricane season that promises to be relatively […]

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Navy and police choppers on ‘recce’

Navy and police choppers on ‘recce’

| 05/05/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): With the Royal Navy task force ship, RFA Argus, anchored off the coast of Grand Cayman, military personnel from the ship will be joining the RCIPS in helicopter reconnaissance and drug interdiction flights, as COVID-19 has limited the planned pre-hurricane season exercises. Governor Martyn Roper said Monday that no one from the crew will […]

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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As the 2019 hurricane season began at the weekend, weather in the Atlantic was largely settled, though a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bay of Campeche in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico. Although forecasters said it could become a tropical cyclone in […]

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NHC already watching potential storm

NHC already watching potential storm

| 03/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With almost a month still to go before the start of the hurricane season the US National Hurricane Center is already watching a possible storm. A surface trough and broad area of low pressure over northeastern Florida is producing a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the far western Atlantic waters, the […]

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CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

| 10/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Phil Klotzbach, the expert hurricane forecaster from Colorado State University, is predicting a below-average storm season for 2019 in the first of his forecasts published last week. He said the current weak El Niño is likely to persist this summer and with sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic slightly below normal, and the […]

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Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

| 30/11/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): All was quiet in the Atlantic on Friday, as the 2018 hurricane season officially ended. While the Cayman Islands once again remained unscathed, the season brought devastation to the United States, where Florence and Michael caused significant damage. In total there were 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes, two of which were major.  “This […]

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New forecast calls for quieter storm season

New forecast calls for quieter storm season

| 05/07/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Just one month into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, experts from Colorado State University have reassessed their seasonal predictions downwards and are now calling for a lot less storm action in our region over the next five months. In its July update, the team, led by Philip Klotzbach, said there remains some uncertainty but they […]

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Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

| 01/06/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): As the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins, experts are predicting an “average” number of storms this year, which means around 14 in total, with the recent Sub-tropical Storm Alberto thrown into the mix. In the update from Colorado State University, the forecasters have dropped their earlier forecast to six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Below-average sea-surface […]

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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 18 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 near 6mph, and forecasters said a general slow motion toward the north […]

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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 Saturday as it […]

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