Tag: hurricane

Premier: Matthew serves as warning to be prepared

Premier: Matthew serves as warning to be prepared

| 03/10/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rolled toward Jamaica and Haiti Monday afternoon, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he wanted to remind all residents that no one can afford to be complacent in hurricane season. Although the category 4 hurricane is expected to pass more than 340 miles to the east of the Cayman Islands Tuesday, the premier […]

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Matthew heads north towards Jamaica and Haiti

Matthew heads north towards Jamaica and Haiti

| 03/10/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): At 8am Monday morning Hurricane Matthew was heading north at around 6mph and is expected to approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti later tonight. The storm is now expected to pass more than 330 miles to the east of the Sister Islands, but local weather officials urged residents to continue monitoring the dangerous storm. Packing […]

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Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

| 30/09/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rapidly increased to a category 4 hurricane Friday, the National Weather Service said it would be issuing a severe weather warning for the Sister Islands as the system was expected to pass within 240 miles of Cayman Brac on Monday. Cayman Airways also announced it would be waiving change fees for […]

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Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

Risk of hurricane hit from Matthew diminishes

| 29/09/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The risk that Hurricane Matthew could hit any of the Cayman Islands diminished Thursday night as forecasters at the National Hurricane Center predicted a turn to the north well before the storm reaches our area. Matthew is now expected to past well to the east of Cayman, but despite the change in the forecast […]

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No local alerts during very quiet season

No local alerts during very quiet season

| 30/11/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane season is over but there were no disruptions to life in the Cayman Islands over the last six months as none of the 11 storms that formed this season came even close to the area. In the Legislative Assembly last week MLAs expressed relief that the quiet season predictions were accurate, and Cayman […]

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Mexico in firing line of strongest ever hurricane

Mexico in firing line of strongest ever hurricane

| 23/10/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Mexico’s Pacific coast was bracing itself on Friday for the landfall of Hurricane Patricia, which has strengthened into the strongest storm on record. The potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane is headed toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. Patricia is expected to hit land this afternoon or early evening, […]

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UK navy support crew gets to work in Dominica

UK navy support crew gets to work in Dominica

| 10/09/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The crew on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay have been earning their keep over the last week working on the island of Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika. The British Navy vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica after rerouting to the island to offer support. “The ship has provided a variety […]

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First hurricane of season degenerates before reaching Caribbean

First hurricane of season degenerates before reaching Caribbean

| 24/08/2015 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Hurricane Danny, which had reached a category three hurricane at one point over the Atlantic, degenerated into a low pressure trough on Monday morning some 45 miles off the coast of Guadeloupe. The National Hurricane Center said the remnants of the hurricane, the first one of the 2015 season, were expected to bring up […]

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First hurricane of the season now category 3

First hurricane of the season now category 3

| 20/08/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS) Updated: Hurricane Danny intensified dramatically on Thursday night and Friday morning and Weather Underground reports the storm as being category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Danny remains almost 1,000 miles east of the Leeward Islands and may threaten Puerto Rico by Tuesday.

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Tropical storm expected to become hurricane

Tropical storm expected to become hurricane

| 19/08/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Tropical storm Danny, which emerged from a tropical depression in the Atlantic yesterday, is currently heading west at around 14mph. The National Hurricane Center is advising that this storm, only the fourth so far this season, could become a hurricane sometime tomorrow. At 6am this morning the storm was located around 1,445 miles east […]

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Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

Saharan dust keeps storms at bay

| 28/07/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With August just around the corner, the time when we can expect an increase in stormy weather in the region, experts are saying that this season the Atlantic is very unlikely to cause much hurricane trouble. Wind sheer, El Nino and lower than average Atlantic ocean temperatures are contributing to the quiet fronts and […]

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