Tag: Cayman Islands National Weather Service

Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

| 24/07/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As Tropical Storm Gonzalo was headed toward the Southern Windward Islands Friday morning, forecasters said the storm might increase to hurricane strength as it passes over those islands before dissipating in the Caribbean Sea next week. John Tibbetts, who heads the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS), said this storm does not pose a […]

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Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

| 22/07/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday morning and is the earliest named seventh tropical storm of any Atlantic hurricane season. As of 9am, the storm was around 1,285 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands headed west-northwest at around 12mph, with winds of around 45mph. Both the intensity […]

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Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

| 23/06/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Earthquakes, dump fires, a pandemic, and now a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert and a surge in mosquitoes are combining to make 2020 a pretty miserable year. While the dust plume stretching across the Caribbean will produce some pretty sunsets, it will also make life uncomfortable for those with respiratory problems. Meanwhile, a […]

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Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

Grey skies and rain for Cayman this week

| 23/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The forecast for the Cayman Islands is for partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain and possibly thunder well into next week, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. However, this area is not under any type of hurricane watch or warning, despite rumours circulating. CINWS is predicting that […]

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Dust devil stirs up shoppers

Dust devil stirs up shoppers

| 20/04/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): People out shopping for essential supplies at the airport branch of Foster’s supermarket on Saturday encountered a ‘dust devil’ in the car park, which caused a stir on social media. Officials at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service explained to CNS that the phenomenon is a whirlwind of air into which dust and debris […]

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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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2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As scientists around the world release their weather measurements for 2019, showing that last year was the second hottest year on record for the planet and ending the hottest driest decade ever recorded, local weather experts have also confirmed that it was also dry and hot in Cayman. Although the year started with the […]

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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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