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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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TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

TS Dorian could be season’s first hurricane

| 26/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): At 8am on Monday morning Tropical Storm Dorian was moving west towards the Windward Islands at around 14 mph with winds of near 60mph. While Dorian is a small cyclone, forecasters are predicting that it will be a hurricane by the middle of this week. Following a very slow start to the season, TS […]

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TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

TS Kirk expected to dissipate as it moves into Caribbean

| 27/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): On again, off again Tropical Storm Kirk was moving through the Lesser Antilles packing winds of 50mph as the National Hurricane Centre released its afternoon bulletin. Weather officials in Cayman said the storm posed no immediate threat to Cayman despite heading in our direction as it was expected to dissipate before reaching us. Kirk is […]

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TS Kirk re-emerges again over western Atlantic

TS Kirk re-emerges again over western Atlantic

| 26/09/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Kirk, which has come and gone several times over the last five days, re-emerged early Wednesday morning 470 miles east of Barbados, moving west at around 18mph with winds of around 45mph. In the National Hurricane Center’s 8am bulletin the storm was headed towards the northern Windward Islands and expected to approach […]

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Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

| 03/09/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Two tropical storms that formed in the Atlantic over the weekend pose no threat to the Cayman Islands, according to local weather experts. In what has been a relatively quiet storm season in our region so far this year, Tropical Storm Florence formed early Saturday morning west of the Cape Verde Islands and is […]

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Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

Strengthening expected as Harvey rolls into Caribbean

| 18/08/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Harvey was rolling westward towards the Caribbean on Friday afternoon at about 21mph with winds of around 40mph which forecasters said were expected to strengthen. On the predicted path the storm should pass well south of the Cayman area but the local weather service is continuing to monitor Harvey as it moves […]

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Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Don rolls towards Windward Islands

| 18/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Don, which emerged last night several hundred miles southeast of Barbados, was rolling towards the Windward Islands Tuesday. At 8am the storm was around 210 miles southeast of Barbados and some 320 miles east of Grenada, with winds in excess of 50mph. The NHC said Don was moving west at about 18 miles […]

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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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Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

Sister Islands could be in Tropical Storm Matthew’s path

| 28/09/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Matthew could pass Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Monday and residents are being asked to pay close attention to the system and weather alerts by the local weather service. The storm, which was moving into the Caribbean Sea Wednesday evening at around 18mph, […]

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Storm watch lifted as Earl passes south of Cayman

Storm watch lifted as Earl passes south of Cayman

| 02/08/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Government officials lifted the local tropical storm watch at 4pm Tuesday as TS Earl passed around 200 miles south of the islands heading towards Honduras at around 16mph. But with maximum sustained winds of over 50 mph and the storm stretching some 90 miles from the centre, Cayman was expected to experience windy, cloudy […]

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TS Earl set to pass well south of Cayman

TS Earl set to pass well south of Cayman

| 02/08/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The National Hurricane Centre in the US confirmed just before lunchtime Tuesday that the tropical system passing through the Caribbean has become the 5th storm of the season. At around 11am local time, Tropical Storm Earl was around 215 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman, with maximum sustained winds of 45mph and higher gusts, moving […]

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