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Flooding likely in Cayman as tropical wave nears

Forecasters say a tropical wave sweeping through the Caribbean Sea, south of Cayman, could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week.

NWS: Grace was very strong tropical storm, not a hurricane, when crossing 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.

Revised forecast calls for more storms during hurricane season

Forecasters at Colorado State University have increased the number of storms they expect to form during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Elsa prompts flood warning for Cayman

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.

Atlantic basin goes quiet; Pacific basin heats up

The Atlantic basin has gone quiet after a potential area of disturbance off the southern end of Central America dissipated earlier today (10 June).

Forecasters: Clouds, rain to continue

Forecasters say cloudy skies and scattered showers will continue to dominate skies locally as rainy weather from Cuba moves toward the Cayman area.

Weather service gets new tools for 2021 hurricane season

With the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season officially underway, Cayman’s forecasters are making final preparations in anticipation of what is expected to be a busy season.

Revised NOAA outlook calls for more hurricanes in 2021

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have increased the number of named storms they expect to form in the Atlantic basin...

National Weather Service issues small craft warning

A small craft warning has been issued for the Cayman Islands, as strong winds are expected to generate of up to 7 feet.

2021 hurricane season off to early start

Subtropical storm Ana has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is the first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season.

Active hurricane seasons prompt early launch of tropical advisory site

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, have released their Atlantic outlook two weeks early, on 15 May, prompted by the rapid development of storms over the past six years.

Network of automatic weather observation stations to be installed

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has erected the first tower of a series of automatic weather observation stations which will be rolled out...

Forecasters expect above-average 2021 hurricane season

Forecasters say this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be above average, with an expected 17 named storms, including eight hurricanes.

Rough weather expected to continue through Easter Weekend

Seas are forecast to remain rough overnight, with wave heights of 4-6 feet, according to the latest bulletin from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.

Marine warning in effect with strong winds, rough seas

According to forecasts from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, strong winds and rough seas are expected to continue in Cayman for the next few days.

Severe weather warning issued as rough seas and strong winds begin to form

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather notification, as an impending cold front and winds from a high pressure system...

Rough seas bring small craft warning

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will be issuing a small craft warning Tuesday as rough seas impact local waters due to a high pressure system building over the southeastern United States.

Tropical Depression 29 forms in central Caribbean Sea

Tropical depression 29 has formed over the central Caribbean Sea and is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days as it approaches Nicaragua and Honduras, the National Hurricane Centre has said Saturday.

Rough seas expected early next week as depression likely to form

The Cayman Islands Port Authority is advising boat-owners to secure their vessels as rough seas of 7 to 9 feet along the south coast of Grand Cayman are forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Zeta to bring more rain, rough seas

Tropical Storm Zeta is drifting away from the Cayman Islands, but flood risk and rough seas will persist.

Tropical depression to bring more rain, possible flooding

Tropical Depression 28 has formed south of Grand Cayman. While the system will bring rain throughout the weekend, it is expected to drift away from the Cayman Islands in coming days, according to the National Weather Service.

Hurricane season forecast to remain active in coming weeks

The next two weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season are forecast to bring above-average activity, according to the latest report by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project.

Tropical Storm Nana nears Cayman with heavy rain

A well-organised tropical wave south of Jamaica has begun producing tropical-storm-force winds, according to the US National Hurricane Center’s Tuesday morning forecast.

Tropical Storm Warning issued for Sister Islands

Tropical Storm Laura was located 209 miles east-northeast of Cayman Brac at 10pm Sunday night, and is expected to be at its closest point to the Brac around 6am Monday.

Tropical Depression 14 forms in Caribbean

A tropical depression just south of Jamaica, is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by Friday (tomorrow), as it makes its way pass the Cayman Islands.

Third weather system forms in Atlantic

The US National Hurricane Center is monitoring three active systems in the Atlantic basin.

Tropical wave expected to strengthen

A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean is expected to strengthen in the coming days.

Hurricane Isaias heads for Bahamas, Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane but poses no immediate threat locally.

Tropical Storm Isaias heads for Bahamas and Florida

A tropical disturbance in the eastern Caribbean has now formed a well-defined centre and has been named Tropical Strom Isaias, the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Update: Tropical disturbance moves into Caribbean

A hurricane hunter aircraft will be deployed this afternoon to gather data on a potential tropical cyclone that is developing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tenants of government-owned apartments relocated

The Department of Children and Family Services has relocated four families from the Lyndhurst Apartments complex, on Crewe Road in George Town.

Gonzalo dissipates; another weather system brews in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is no more, and another system is growing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo weakens while Tropical Depression 8 forms

As of Thursday afternoon, there were two active systems affecting the Caribbean, while a potential third system has been spotted off the western coast of Africa.

Tropical depression now Tropical Storm Gonzalo

The National Hurricane Center and the Cayman Islands National Weather Service are currently monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin.

Saharan dust layer clouds Cayman skies

Hazy conditions are the forecast for Cayman through Thursday, as a plume of Saharan dust settles over the Caribbean region. While the dust event is typical of this time of year, researchers have described the current Saharan Air Layer as the most significant in decades.

Cayman under drought warning

Cayman has been experiencing hotter, drier weather than usual, leading to the issuing of a long-term drought warning and those conditions will likely continue over the coming months.

Weather service gets approval for million-dollar facility

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has received planning permission and a budget to construct a multi-million-dollar weather facility on Agnes Way, off Crewe Road, in George Town.

Cold front brings rough seas

A cold front from the US is bring rough seas to Cayman.

Forecasters revise hurricane predictions

Although the 2019 hurricane season got off to a slow start, things have been heating up in the Atlantic Basin. So far, 12 named storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes have formed and battered multiple countries in the region.

Tropical wave nears Cayman with rainshowers

Cayman Islands residents should monitor a tropical wave projected to approach the islands in coming days.

Radio emergency alert system launching soon

Cayman’s emergency response agencies have received training in the new National Emergency Notification System, part of which is designed to interrupt local radio transmissions to broadcast critical public safety information in the event of a disaster.

Wet weather prevails in early July in Cayman

The Cayman Islands had a wet week. Nearly two inches of rain fell over a seven-day period, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.

Cayman takes a drenching during 3 days of downpours

Rainy weather lingered over Cayman Wednesday and more showers were expected to fall through Thursday morning.
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Annual report shows lower temperatures in Cayman

The average temperature in the Cayman Islands took a slight dip in 2018 on an ever increasing trajectory that has seen a nearly four-degree increase in the past 47 years, according to the annual report from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.

High seas batter Grand Cayman’s west coast

Cayman waterfront businesses were working Sunday to clean up and repair their premises after winds and high waves battered George Town, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay over the weekend.
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Weather radio back on air

Two years after a lightning strike took it off air, the Cayman Islands National Weather Service Weather Radio 107.9 FM is back in action.

System kicks up waves but no rain expected

A high-pressure system over the southwest United States is bringing strong winds and rough seas to the Cayman Islands.

Cayman’s National Weather Service releases mobile app

Wondering what the weather is like in Cayman? You can now find out at the press of a button.

Storm strengthens to hurricane, tracks away from Cayman

Hurricane Michael strengthened and continued its trajectory northward on Monday, tracking away from the Caribbean and toward the southeastern United States. Michael was classified as a Category 1 hurricane as of 10 a.m. Cayman time on Monday, when its maximum sustained winds were measured at 75 mph.
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Multiple systems bring wet weather to Cayman

Forecasters with the Cayman Islands National Weather Service are keeping their eyes on a broad area of low pressure, currently lingering south of the islands, near Panama.

No surprises expected for Tropical Storm Kirk

Tropical Storm Kirk continued its westward trek through the Lesser Antilles on Thursday, and it was measured at 2 p.m. AST with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 mph.

Rainy weather soaks Cayman

As the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan arrives, Cayman and its Caribbean neighbors are eying three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac and Helene – that are moving through the Atlantic.

Tropical wave brings heavy rain to Cayman

A tropical wave passed over Cayman on Tuesday, causing heavy afternoon rains and flooded streets.

Weather Service schools Cayman interns

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service is taking knowledge and paying it forward.

First named storm of season forms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the year, has formed near the Yucatan Peninsula.

Seasonal rains soak Cayman

Persistent rain continued to drench Cayman on Tuesday, and forecasters from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service believe the inclement weather will continue through the end of the week.

Rainy week ahead for Cayman

The Cayman Islands can expect plenty of rain this week, as a widespread system sits over the northern Caribbean. Environmental conditions will not be conducive to tropical development, according to the National Hurricane Center.

EDITORIAL – Hurricane season: Plan early to ensure safety

There is no way of predicting if, where or when severe weather will strike Cayman, but forewarned is forearmed.

Strong winds, rough seas roil Cayman waters

Strong winds and rough seas are expected to envelop Cayman over the next few days, the natural result of a high-pressure system currently building over the southeast United States. A small craft warning is in effect.

Winds will drop but more rain forecast

Strong winds whipped ocean waves to heights of 9 to 12 feet on Sunday, creating dangerous conditions for small watercraft, the Cayman Islands National Weather Service reported.

2017 wettest year in seven years

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service reports that 2017 was the wettest year on the islands since 2010.

Cold snap comes to Cayman

Cayman is bracing for a Caribbean cold snap. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service sent out an advisory Wednesday regarding a seasonal cold front.

Weekend downpour puts Cayman over 30-year rainfall average

Nearly two inches of rain was recorded at Owen Roberts International Airport Sunday evening as an thunderstorm swept through Grand Cayman and lasted into the night. More rain arrived late Monday morning.

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Nate nears Central America

A tropical depression east of Nicaragua was forecast to intensify over coming days, as the system moved northwest toward the Gulf Coast.

Rainy weekend expected for Cayman

Cayman is expected to be inundated with rain over the next few days, with storms anticipated through Friday and on-and-off showers possible for Saturday and Sunday.

UPDATED: Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5, max winds of 180 mph

Several countries are preparing for a serious impact from Hurricane Irma. An advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center on Monday showed the hurricane heading toward the Leeward Islands and potentially striking Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Irma bears down on Leewards, likely to track northwest

A hurricane hunter plane from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association was scheduled to depart from the Bahamas late Sunday afternoon to explore Category 3 Hurricane Irma, which was making its way through the central Atlantic.

Hurricane exercise: ‘Practice is always good’

Call it the plan before the storm. Various agencies of the Cayman Islands government came together Wednesday to conduct the annual hurricane exercise, a drill to ensure that everybody is prepared for their role in confronting a major storm.

Hurricane Hunter plane to visit Cayman next week

A Hurricane Hunter aircraft and its crew are due to land in Grand Cayman next week as part of a regional tour in the run-up to the 2017 hurricane season.
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High winds, rough seas expected this weekend

Swimmers and boaters are urged to use caution this weekend as a high pressure system is expected to bring high winds and seas starting Saturday.

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