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After a relatively quiet week in the Atlantic basin forecasters are now engaged in monitoring two new systems on the radar which are set for development later this week.
Forecasters are projecting Tropical Depression 20, which formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday morning, to become a storm overnight and a hurricane by the weekend.
Forecasters expect two new weather systems to develop into tropical depressions later this week as Hurricane Sam, now a Category 3 storm, looks likely to impact Bermuda by Saturday.
Tropical Storm Sam is now a category one hurricane east south east of the northern Leeward Islands and is set to become a major hurricane by Saturday, forecasters have said.
Tropical Storm Sam has formed in the Atlantic basin and is forecast to become a hurricane by Friday, the US National Hurricane Center said Thursday.
Tropical depression 18 has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is projected to develop into a tropical storm by Thursday, and could be near hurricane intensity by the weekend, the US National Hurricane Center has said.
Forecasters are keeping a close watch on a system developing off the African coast which is likely to develop into a depression by Thursday or Friday.
Forecasters at the US National Hurricane Center has said a broad area of low pressure midway between the Lesser Antilles and the Cabo Verde Islands is likely to develop into a tropical depression this weekend or early next week.
The weather system located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde islands is likely to form into a tropical depression in the coming days, forecasters have said.
US National Hurricane Center forecasters are keeping a close watch on a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa which is likely to form a tropical depression later this week.
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Acting on pure maternal instinct, single mother Monique Stewart flung her body over her infant son as a shield when the roof of her George Town apartment collapsed as Tropical Storm Grace passed over Grand Cayman on 18 Aug.
Tropical Storm Larry, which poses no threat to land at this time, has been strengthening in the Atlantic and is set to become a hurricane Thursday then possibly a major hurricane by Friday morning.
Cayman's historic site Pedro St. James has reopened to the public after suffering damage caused by the passage of Tropical Storm Grace; however, its sister tourist attraction, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, remains closed indefinitely.
Although the National Hurricane Center has given a broad area of low pressure south of Cayman a low probability of development, it is still likely to increase the chances of showers and thunder locally later this week.
Forecasters are expecting an active week ahead in the Atlantic basin as two new systems emerge on the radar, one of which has a high chance of formation over the next 48 hours through to the next five days.
The all clear has been given for all of the Cayman Islands, according to Government Information Services.
The all-clear has been given for Grand Cayman as Tropical Storm Ida moved further away Friday morning, however the Sister Islands remain under Tropical Storm warning as strong wind, heavy rain and significant power outages affect the islands.
Tropical Storm Ida continued its unpredictable path early Friday morning with yet another change in its forecast track which will now take it with in five miles of Grand Cayman by 3am.
NEOC: Tropical storm conditions expected in Grand Cayman starting at 11pm
Just one hour after the Cayman Islands was put under a tropical storm warning Thursday morning, hundreds of people rushed to local grocery and hardware stores.
Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Cayman Islands as Tropical Depression 9 has become better organised 210 miles southeast of Grand Cayman.
Clean-ups are continuing across Grand Cayman as debris left in the wake of Tropical Storm Grace remains to be cleared in some areas.
Two of three systems now churning in the Atlantic Basin are expected to become tropical depressions by the end of the week
Tropical Storm Grace made her mark on the Cayman Islands leaving almost all of Grand Cayman in the dark and felling numerous trees during her passage on Wednesday, 18 Aug. Residents and government agencies spent most of the following day clearing debris from the roadways and getting power restored.
Forecasters are keeping track of two new weather systems in the Atlantic basin as of Monday morning.
Police helicopter X-Ray One carried out an aerial assessment to identify any persons who may have been in distress and assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Grace. A number of images were captured that demonstrate the high seas, destruction of vegetation, and flooding caused across Grand Cayman.
While Tropical Storm Grace may have felt like a category one, which it eventually became, the weather system did not cross the threshold to graduate to hurricane status even at its peak contact with Cayman Islands, the National Weather Service officials have confirmed.
Initials checks on the coastal impact of Tropical Storm Grace have found that the northern end of Seven Mile Beach fared well, but there was some erosion on the southern end, Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie said.
Up to 1,131 Caribbean Utilities Company customers remained without power in Grand Cayman, CUC confirmed on Friday, adding that they are unlikely to see resumption of service until late into the night.
"We never expected that." This was the initial reaction from The White House Operations Supervisor Carlos Frias after seeing the destruction Tropical Storm Grace left at the Bodden Town business, but that could easily be any Grand Cayman resident's reaction following the storm's passage on Wednesday.
A major island-wide clean-up was under way in Grand Cayman Thursday as authorities continued to assess the impact of a direct hit from Tropical Storm Grace.
Cayman's National Emergency Operations Centre issued the all-clear for Grand Cayman at 6pm Wednesday (18 Aug.) as Hurricane Grace continues to move away from the Cayman Islands.
Caribbean Utilities Company said it will be sending crews out to assess damage to its lines once the all-clear is given from Tropical Storm Grace, while confirming that there are no problems with its generation plant.
A selection of photos and video as Tropical Storm Grace hit the Cayman Islands 18 Aug.
Grace has strengthened just west of Grand Cayman and is now a Category 1 hurricane, according to data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
Some have experienced flooding, power outages and more, as you see in this report from Cayman Compass Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morales.
Latest news and developments on storm closures in the Cayman Islands.
Tropical Storm Grace is forecast to move near or over the Cayman Islands early Wednesday, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Health Minister Sabrina Turner has called on residents in flood-prone areas to utilise the hurricane shelters that have been opened in preparation for the passage of Tropical Storm Grace.
Tropical Storm Grace pounded Jamaica with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday after causing flooding in parts of Haiti, which is scrambling to deal with a major earthquake at the weekend that killed more than 1,400 people.
Tropical Depression Grace is continuing to track generally in the direction of the Cayman Islands and is expected to regain Tropical Storm status Tuesday as it strengthens over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
The National Weather Service is expected to issue severe weather bulletin today as the forecast track for Tropical Depression Grace shifted south bringing the system closer to the Sister Islands.
A new tropical depression is likely to form this weekend near the Lesser Antilles, National Hurricane Center forecasters have said.
The Dominican Republic has reported feeling some of the effects of Tropical Storm Fred as it nears Hispaniola Wednesday morning.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred and is expected to pass north of the Cayman area in the next 60 hours, Friday morning.
Cayman's National Weather Service radar is currently down for repairs after a suspected lightning strike, NWS director general John Tibbetts has said.
Tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands as the disturbance near Barbados is projected to strengthen further Monday night into a storm.
Forecasters are projecting a low pressure system located about 150 miles east of Barbados to develop into a tropical depression later today.
Two of three weather systems churning in the Atlantic basin are set to develop into tropical depressions over the coming days, the National Hurricane Center has said.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are keeping a close watch over three weather systems now churning in the Atlantic basin.
After a three-week lull, the Atlantic Hurricane basin is heating up. In the last 48 hours the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida, issued an update which highlighted two sub-tropical disturbances that could develop into tropical storm.
The National Hurricane Center is calling for a more active season than previously forecast.
The National Hurricane Centre has projected that an area of low pressure off the southeastern United States coastline could develop into a tropical depression in the coming days.
The National Weather Service Monday morning (5 July) discontinued a Tropical Storm watch for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman as Tropical Storm Elsa passed north of the Cayman Islands, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.
Although Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to pass a hundred miles north-east of the Cayman Islands, weather forecasters say outer showers bands are expected to cause flooding in low lying areas across all three islands.
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have both been placed under a tropical storm watch as the National Weather Service continues to track Hurricane Elsa as it strengthens.
Tropical storm Elsa intensified to a category one hurricane Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Sister Islands has been placed under a tropical storm alert Thursday night based on the current track of Tropical Storm Elsa, Hazard Management Cayman Islands has said.
Tropical Storm Elsa has formed in the Atlantic basin and is set to impact the Cayman Islands later this weekend based on its current track.
The National Weather Service has said the Sister Islands could be impacted from Sunday and into next week by the weather system, currently named potential cyclone five east-southeast of the Windward Islands.
Forecasters have projected that in the Atlantic basin a broad area of low pressure, which is associated with a tropical wave, will become a tropical depression in the coming days.
Forecasters have upgraded their projections for one of two weather systems being closely monitored in the Atlantic basin, giving it a 40% chance of development through this week.
Forecasters are keeping watch over a new system developing east southeast of the Windward Islands.
Tropical storm Bill has formed far off the coast of North Carolina, making it the second named storm for the 2021 hurricane season.
Forecasters are keeping close watch over three weather systems which have the potential to develop into tropical depressions or storms over the course of this week.
With borders still closed Hazard Management Cayman Islands leaders have said they cannot guarantee frequent evacuation flights out of Cayman over hurricane season especially for those who are not vaccinated.
Storm names are set for what forecasters say could be an active Atlantic basin hurricane season in 2021.
Marine and "near gale force winds" advisories remain in effect for the Cayman Islands Thursday and Friday, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.
Cayman’s National Weather Service issued a pair of severe weather warnings late Tuesday, according to the NWS’ 10pm update.
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