Severe weather to affect Cayman

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued on Wednesday afternoon a Severe Weather Bulletin for the Cayman Islands with regard to the approach of Tropical Depression Olga.

Tropical Depression Olga's projected path

Tropical Depression Olga’s projected path.
Image: Accuweather

The area of cloudiness and thunderstorm associated with this system will move into the Cayman area late tonight through early Thursday morning, with the most intense portions affecting the sister islands Thursday afternoon, the bulletin stated.

Skies are expected to gradually become overcast from late Wednesday, with scattered heavy showers and thundershowers. Rainfall totals of about 1 – 2 inches are expected for the Sister Islands and up to 1 inch for Grand Cayman from early Thursday through Friday evening.

Northerly to Northeasterly winds with speeds of around 25 – 30 mph and higher gusts, especially in squalls, are expected as the system moves through our area.

A shift to Southerly winds will occur by tomorrow evening. Seas will become rough from late tonight with 6 – 8 ft waves affecting the north and west coasts of all Islands through tomorrow.

All marine interests were urged to seek safe harbour from Wednesday evening. Residents of low-lying coastal areas were also urged to take all necessary precautions.

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