Tag: Cayman Islands National Weather Service

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

PAHO issues warning about heatwaves

| 16/07/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): With weather forecasters calling for a heatwave this summer in the Caribbean region, as well as in Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere, the Pan-American Health Organization is urging countries to come up with contingency plans to address the potential impact on people’s health and save lives. This current heatwave is expected […]

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Regional forecast warns of more drought for Cayman

Regional forecast warns of more drought for Cayman

| 10/01/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): In a regional weather outlook published this week, the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has predicted continued drought and dry spells across many parts of the region for the first quarter of 2019, largely due to the emerging El Niño. The regional weather experts pointed out that the Cayman Islands is one […]

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2018 another dry year for Cayman

2018 another dry year for Cayman

| 06/01/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Less than 44 inches of rain fell in the Cayman Islands in 2018, almost 13 inches below the 30-year average of 56.2 inches, the National Weather Service has revealed in its annual assessment of the islands’ rainfall. Although well short of 2016, the hottest driest year on record, last year was still much drier than […]

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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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Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

Deluge of rain expected as trough heads for Cayman

| 27/10/2017 | 11 Comments

(CNS): An area of shower and thunderstorms off the coast of Nicaragua that is heading our way, combined with a lingering low pressure system to the east of the Cayman Islands, is a recipe for some ‘spooky’ weather this Halloween weekend and likely to put a damper on some of the organised events. The National Hurricane […]

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Weather takes out weather radio service

Weather takes out weather radio service

| 17/10/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Following a lightning strike which happened almost three weeks ago, the National Weather Service revealed today, 17 October, that its public radio programming on channel 107.9 is off air for repairs, which are expected to take at least a month, officials say.  The radio tower was reportedly struck in a lightning strike  on Wednesday, 27 September, […]

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FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

FCO coordinating relief efforts from Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2017 | 55 Comments

(CNS): An infant died in Barbuda and at least two people died in the islands of St Barts and St Martin as a result of Irma, a catastrophic category 5 hurricane that is now passing Puerto Rico on its path of destruction through the northern Caribbean. With memories of Ivan in 2004 and Paloma in […]

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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 floods. The wave is moving towards the west to northwest […]

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Weather chief: It only takes one storm

Weather chief: It only takes one storm

| 11/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): With just three weeks to go before the start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, local weather officials are urging people in Cayman to avoid complacency following several quiet years and more predictions for low storm activity this year. John Tibbetts, Director General of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS), said that despite […]

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Cayman heats up in line with global trend

Cayman heats up in line with global trend

| 27/01/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The average global land surface temperature was 0.9°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century historical average in 2015, knocking 2014 off the top of the annual temperature charts, which was in comparison just 0.74°C (1.33°F) above average. The Cayman Islands also endured a steamy year, with local weather experts confirming that the average temperature here […]

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Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

| 29/08/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are expected to bring unsettled weather to Cayman this weekend, according to local forecasts. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) warned that the weather associated with the Storm will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms as it travels west across Cuba. Erika, which wreaked havoc in Dominica, dissipated […]

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