Tag: Cayman Islands National Weather Service

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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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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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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Hurricane Eta bringing strong winds and rain

Hurricane Eta bringing strong winds and rain

| 03/11/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service is warning residents of windy conditions over the next few days as it issued a strong winds advisory due to Hurricane Eta. While Eta poses no direct threat to these islands, it is still causing unsettled weather, including an 80% chance of rain throughout the rest of this […]

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Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

| 05/10/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: After rapidly increasing to a category 4 mid-morning, Tuesday, Hurricane Delta was barrelling towards the Yucatan Peninsular when Cayman was given the all clear at 1pm. Delta had developed from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in the space of a day, but the Cayman Islands dodged the worst of it […]

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TD25 emerges southwest of the Cayman Islands

TD25 emerges southwest of the Cayman Islands

| 02/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The US National Hurricane Center has confirmed the formation of a tropical depression in the Caribbean, which is expected to become a tropical storm sometime tomorrow as it heads towards the Yucatan Peninsular. TD 25 is already bringing fresh southeasterly winds and rough seas to the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands National […]

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Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

| 10/09/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has barely been impacted by any of the storms that have come into our area so far this year, even though this hurricane season has been busy. But John Tibbetts, the director general of the National Weather Service, is warning that this could very well change before the end of the […]

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Tropical Storm Nana forms south of Jamaica

Tropical Storm Nana forms south of Jamaica

| 01/09/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The US National Hurricane Center has confirmed that Tropical Storm Nana formed Tuesday morning some 120 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. While there are no official warnings in effect for the Cayman Islands as the storm is expected to stay south of our area, forecasters say the system will produce heavy rain from Tuesday […]

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Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

| 31/08/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Local forecasters are keeping watch on a tropical wave developing over the Central Caribbean moving westward across the region, which is likely to bring heavy rain to the Cayman Islands this week and become a tropical depression in the next few days. The US National Hurricane Center said this area of low pressure has […]

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Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

Sister Islands gear up for storm force winds

| 23/08/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the path of Tropical Storm Laura has shifted south and is now expected to pass closer to the north of the Sister Islands, Cayman Airways has added an extra jet flight from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman this evening, Sunday 23 August. According to the National Weather Service, if TS Laura remains on […]

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