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Tropical depression expected to reach hurricane strength by weekend

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.

System near Cabo Verde set to become tropical depression

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.

Update: TD 9 now Tropical Storm Ida

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.

NOAA calls for more storms in 2021

The National Hurricane Center is calling for a more active season than previously forecast.
A satellite image of Hurricane Elsa from Friday, 2 July.

Breaking: Elsa strengthens to hurricane

Tropical storm Elsa intensified to a category one hurricane Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sister Islands placed under tropical storm alert as TS Elsa continues track

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.

Update: Tropical Storm Elsa forms, heading towards Windward Islands

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.

Strengthening weather system could affect Sister Islands Sunday

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.

Update: Weather system set to become tropical depression

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.

Tropical wave drenches Grand Cayman

A tropical wave which is interacting with an upper-level system over Grand Cayman has produced thundershowers that have drenched the island in more than an inch of rainfall.

Forecasters watching new tropical wave

Forecasters are keeping watch over a new system developing east southeast of the Windward Islands. 

Tropical Storm Bill forms, likely to be short-lived

Tropical storm Bill has formed far off the coast of North Carolina, making it the second named storm for the 2021 hurricane season.

Three active weather systems being monitored

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.

Forecasters eye new weather system near Central America

Forecasters are projecting a new weather system forming near Central America and southern Mexico to develop into a tropical depression in next week.

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).
Flooding and sustained winds during Tropical Storm Eta in November last year caused power outages and downed trees across all three islands.

What’s on the horizon for the 2021 hurricane season?

Tuesday marks the official start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and across Cayman, people are bracing for what forecasters anticipate will be another above-average season.

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.

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.

Tropical wave south of Cayman expected to develop

A well-defined tropical wave located south of the Cayman Islands and Jamaica is likely to develop into a tropical depression.

Tropical wave forms near Jamaica

A tropical wave south of Jamaica could form into a depression over the weekend, as it moves into the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The system does not pose an immediate threat to the Cayman Islands but residents should monitor its progress.

Time for Greek alphabet: Subtropical Storms Alpha and Beta form

The Atlantic hurricane season ran through the year’s list of named storms on Friday and moved right into the back-up naming system using the Greek alphabet. As of late Friday morning, three tropical formations were active in the Atlantic: Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha.

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 wave puts Cayman on alert

Cayman Islands residents should monitor the progress of an active tropical wave currently located over the central Caribbean Sea, advised Hazard Management Cayman Islands on Monday.

Tropical depression likely to form

Forecasters are keeping a close watch on two tropical waves that have emerged in the Atlantic basin.

Tropical wave expected to strengthen

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

Depression becomes Tropical Storm Josephine

The US National Hurricane Center on Thursday upgraded Tropical Depression 11 to the Tropical Storm Josephine, making it the 10th named storm for the 2020 hurricane season.

Gonzalo dissipates; another weather system brews in Atlantic

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

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.

New storm system developing in Atlantic Ocean

A vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands was developing and gathering strength, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that it had a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

More rain in store for Cayman

A broad area of low pressure continues to linger south of the Cayman Islands near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The U.S.-based National Hurricane Center advised Wednesday that the system had a 30 percent chance of tropical formation by Monday.

Update: Beryl downgraded to tropical storm

The Atlantic has its first hurricane of the season. Hurricane Beryl, currently southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean, is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Update: Tropical formation in Gulf likely in coming days

The official start of Atlantic hurricane season is still a week away, but the Caribbean may be gearing up for an early storm. The National Hurricane Center in Miami identified a low pressure system off the coast of northeastern Belize Wednesday that could develop into a storm over the next five days.

UPDATE: Cancellations continue as frightful weather disrupts Halloween festivities

The weather is turning out to be the scariest thing about Halloween this year. Predicted wind and rain through the weekend are giving holiday event organizers a chill.

Tropical system could affect Cayman in next few days

A broad, low-pressure weather system in the western Caribbean Sea is slowly moving northward, bringing with it widespread cloudiness and showers.

UPDATE: Cayman Islands in path of possible weather disturbance

A broad area of low pressure showed signs of formation in the Western Caribbean, south of the Cayman Islands, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday afternoon.

Irma winds down as recovery efforts ramp up

Hurricane Irma petered out and dropped off the National Hurricane Center’s advisory list Tuesday afternoon, but the cleanup from the massive storm will likely take weeks or months.

UPDATE: Tampa airport to close Monday for Irma; Cayman Airways adjusts flights

The Tampa International Airport in Florida will close Monday. Accordingly Cayman Airway's flights to and from Tampa on Monday have been cancelled.

Hurricane Irma strengthens in Atlantic; now a major hurricane

The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory Thursday about Hurricane Irma, the ninth named storm of the season, which by Thursday afternoon had a maximum sustained wind speed of 100 mph.

UPDATED: Tropical Storm Harvey forms, threatens eastern Caribbean Friday

Tropical Storm Harvey has formed about 200 miles east of the Windward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center, packing wind speeds near 40 mph. The tropical storm is expected to enter the eastern Caribbean Sea within 24 hours.

‘We have to be ready’: Storm trackers prepare for hurricane season

Storm trackers flew into Grand Cayman on Tuesday on their public awareness tour ahead of the Caribbean’s hurricane season.

Matthew now Category 5

Forecasters say Hurricane Matthew will turn to the north and any impact on the Cayman Islands will be minimal. The U.S. National Hurricane Center upgraded Matthew to a hurricane Thursday. Forecasters with Cayman’s National Weather Service say the islands will likely see rough seas of 4 to 6 feet and winds up to 20 mph from overnight Sunday through Monday, but do not expect any major impacts.

UPDATED (1pm): Matthew strengthens into hurricane

The big storm spinning through the Eastern Caribbean was officially named Matthew Wednesday morning as winds topped 60 miles per hour and it continued to move west, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. As of Wednesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Matthew was about 25 miles southwest of St. Lucia and moving west at 20 mph.

Tropical Storm Matthew could be named tonight, enter Caribbean this week

A tropical wave situated 1,100 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands Monday is gathering strength as it moves toward the Caribbean.

Tropical wave expected to bring rain this week

A tropical wave in the Eastern Caribbean is headed toward Cayman and will likely bring rain and some wind to the islands this week, according to forecasters at the Cayman Islands Weather Service and the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Scattered storms will continue into the weekend

Showers and thunderstorms will likely continue into the weekend, National Weather Service forecasters predict, and the system bringing those storms could be pushed out by a tropical wave early next week.

Hurricane season starts Wednesday

The Atlantic Basin hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, but the second named storm of the year already made landfall over the weekend in the...

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