Wind, rough seas ahead this week

Ominous clouds gather above the George Town Yacht Club on Tuesday. National Weather Service forecasters say the Cayman Islands should expect stormy weather over the next several days, with high winds and rough seas anticipated. - PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning boaters to use caution this week as seas will likely be 4 to 6 feet with winds up to 15 or 20 knots until the weekend.

Gilbert Miller, with the Weather Service, said seas will be rough, especially offshore, at least until Friday, and heavy rain showers and wind will likely continue throughout the week.

A combination of rains off Central America and a cold front coming down from the United States also means cooler temperatures.

“It’s going to stick around for a couple of days,” he said.

High temperatures through the week will be in the upper 80s, according to the Weather Service, with the low Wednesday and Thursday around 76.

The seas should be calmer on the west side of Grand Cayman this week, but high wind gusts, especially around rainstorms, can still make conditions hazardous for boaters.

Mr. Miller said Cayman forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean, but expect the system to “stall out” as it moves west.

 

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