Low pressure system in SW Caribbean

Deluge continues

Weather watchers in the Cayman Islands were keeping an eye on an area of low pressure over the south western Caribbean as rain poured from the skies from a different system.

Randyke Gardens

Flooding in Randyke Gardens. Photo: Jewel Levy

‘What’s supporting showers is a mid to upper level trough from now for the next 24 hours,’ said Cayman Islands Meteorologist Allan Ebanks. ‘So you have partly cloudy to cloudy skies at times with thunder and showers.’

From Sunday to midday Wednesday, the Cayman Islands took on 8.56 inches of rain, which caused streets and some homes to flood. The total monthly average for rainfall in October for Cayman is 8.55 inches.

Mr. Ebanks said the Cayman Islands should see a general decrease in cloudiness by Thursday afternoon.

He and the Met team are also watching a nearly stationary area of low pressure over the south western Caribbean Sea and Central America, which was producing a large area of clouds and showers in that area.

The system was poorly organised Wednesday afternoon and development, if any, is likely to be slow, but heavy rains will continue over Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras.

Predictions of cyclonic activity from the system were slim Wednesday afternoon.

‘At this current time it is remaining stationary,’ said Mr. Ebanks. ‘If it does develop, we will notify the public, of course.’

Flooding continued in Randyke Gardens and other areas of Grand Cayman as 8.56 inches of rain fell from Sunday through midday Wednesday.

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