Watch and Warning Labels: HWA – Hurricane watch, HWR – Hurricane Warning, TWR – Tropical Storm Warning
Cayman Weather News
Forecasters say this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be above average, with an expected 17 named storms, including eight hurricanes.
Last year's hurricane season, the busiest on record, was only the second time the Greek alphabet was used to name storms as the standard list of names had been exhausted by mid-September. It will also be the last year this happens.
Hurricane tracking can sometimes be unpredictable, so it’s important to prepare for the worst whenever there’s a hurricane anywhere in the western Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for public sheltering. Protocols such as social-distancing requirements will limit the number of people who can gather inside shelters, reducing overall capacity.