Clouds and a little rain expected over Easter Weekend

Forecasters say the long holiday weekend will be partly cloudy with possible light rain showers in the mornings. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

The seas should be calm, and the weather is forecast to be partly cloudy with occasional morning rain for Easter as people pitch their tents and move to the beaches for the four-day holiday weekend.

Cayman Islands Weather Service forecaster Shamal Clark said he expects occasional showers in the mornings throughout the weekend, but, he said, “This will be light stuff, nothing heavy.”

Every day for the long weekend has a 20 percent chance of rain.

“We’re expecting similar weather conditions through Monday,” he said.

He said temperatures should get into the mid-’80s during the day and the islands will see temperatures each night of about 75 degrees. “This is usual for this time of year,” Mr. Clark added.

Winds will pick up for the weekend to 10 to 15 knots from east to southeast.

Mr. Clark said a high pressure system over the western Atlantic is controlling weather here for the weekend.

Despite the mild forecast, Mr. Clark said he will not be able to go camp out for the holiday, but will instead be at his post at the National Weather Service, keeping an eye on the conditions.