December starts with cold front
A cold front coming into the Cayman Islands area Friday evening will bring cool weather and mostly sunny conditions over the weekend.
Cayman Islands National Weather Service meteorologist Avalon Porter said the front wasn’t a nor’wester, as the winds would be coming out of the northeast.
“We usually don’t see nor’westers until around the first of January,” he said.
Wind speeds and waves were expected to increase Thursday in advance of the cold front, which will bring three- to six-foot waves and 15 to 20 knot winds on Friday, Mr. Porter said.
Little rain is expected from the cold front.
“We might see some showers ahead of the cold front, but nothing significant,” he said.
Clear skies are expected Saturday, with a high in the mid-80s and a low around 70. Similar weather is expected at least through Monday, with the winds reducing to 10 to 15 knots over the weekend and shifting slightly to the north-northeast.
Mr. Porter said large waves weren’t expected along Seven Mile Beach as a result of the cold front, but it could bring some swells on Friday. However, conditions could get rough in the North Sound and at Stingray City on Friday, he said.
“We could have higher gusts up to 25 knots on Friday, so it’s possible.”
Small craft are advised to exercise caution over open waters through Friday night.