Tag: National Hurricane Center

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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Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

Rainy weather continues in wake of Alberto

| 28/05/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): More heavy rain is expected in Cayman during the early part of this week, local forecasters have said. Although Sub-tropical Storm Alberto has moved on and is heading towards the Florida Panhandle, the system is still influencing local weather conditions. Thunderstorms causing more localised flooding is expected today (Monday), with weather experts indicating that […]

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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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Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

| 01/12/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Thursday, was “an extraordinarily active one”, according to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach. While Cayman escaped unscathed this season, other Caribbean islands were not so fortunate. Those seriously impacted include Barbuda, which had to be evacuated and is still uninhabitable, Saint Martin, where 90% of the buildings were […]

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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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Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

Cat 1 Maria following Irma’s path

| 17/09/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Evan as the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago begin the slow process of recovery, Maria, which grew from a tropical storm into a category 1 hurricane Sunday afternoon, appears to be on a similar path. It is likely to be a category 2 or 3 hurricane when it passes through […]

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Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

| 31/08/2017 | 57 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane next week when it could hit the eastern Caribbean […]

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Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad, moving toward the west-northwest near 30mph. […]

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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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Sub-tropical storm forms in Atlantic 5 months ahead of season

Sub-tropical storm forms in Atlantic 5 months ahead of season

| 13/01/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An out of season subtropical storm has formed over the far eastern Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The rare emergence of a storm this early in the year, only the fourth time a storm has formed in January since 1851, according to the NHC, serves as an illustration of the […]

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