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Small craft warning in effect for Christmas day

A small craft warning is set to be in effect starting the afternoon of Friday, 25 Dec. due to a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

Stormy conditions likely to continue

The stormy conditions experienced in Cayman over the past few days are likely to continue over the weekend and into early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Mid-level trough brings showers, thunder

The National Weather Service has said residents can expect showers and thunder over the next 24 hours as a mid-level trough associated with the passage of a tropical wave over the Northwest Caribbean affects the Cayman area.

Tropical wave causes power outage and flooding

A tropical wave moving across the Cayman area on Saturday has downed powerlines in at least 99 locations and left some five thousand people without electricity. The system is also supporting thundershowers that have caused localised flooding throughout parts of George Town and Savanah.

Rough seas rock Cayman Aggressor

Passengers aboard the Cayman Aggressor liveaboard yacht got a rude awakening Saturday as a sudden overnight surge kicked up choppy seas along the coastline.

Weather system brings rough waves

A high-pressure system over the Cayman area will continue to fuel strong winds and rough seas throughout the next several days.

Stronger, slower storms linked to climate change

While the link between climate change and hurricane intensity is not yet ‘settled science’, weather experts say there is evidence that the phenomenon will lead to stronger, slower storms in future.

Savannah residents learn how to assist in emergencies

The newest members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduated last week from the programme at the Bodden Town Civic Centre.

Cayman experiences dry year and a half

The Cayman Islands built up a rainfall deficit of 6.21 inches over an 18‑month period, according to data provided by the National Weather Service.

Tropical wave nears Cayman on Friday

A tropical wave south of Puerto Rico is expected to move into the Cayman area Friday evening, bringing scattered showers through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Fishing tournament postponed due to rough seas

Organisers of the Burger King Big Fish tournament, scheduled for this weekend, announced Wednesday that the event has been postponed because of unfavourable weather.

Windy weather to continue through Wednesday

Fresh to strong northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue Wednesday as a stationary front lingers over the Cayman area and its associated high pressure system builds over the eastern U.S.

2018 rainfall 20 percent below average

Weather records show that 2018 was a dry year for Grand Cayman, with rainfall measured at Owen Roberts International Airport more than 20 percent below normal.

Cruise ships skip Cayman amid high seas

High seas and windy weather in George Town on Tuesday led to four cruise ships missing their scheduled stops, and sent the one ship that did arrive to Spotts Dock.

Cold front on the way

Cayman appears to be in for some early “Christmas breezes” as a cold front is forecast to move into the northwestern Caribbean Thursday.

Isaac remnants to drench Cayman

The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to drench the Cayman Islands over the next two days, with the rain starting to decrease Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Weather service strives to restore radio broadcasts

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service is still attempting to repair the damage from a lightning strike last year that knocked its public radio broadcasts off the air.

National Weather Service: 2018 hurricane season prediction

As we approach the onset of the 2018 hurricane season, we pause to take time to look back at the 2017 hurricane season before looking at the 2018 prediction.

Weather Service’s December education program tackles cold fronts

Although the Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, we are in a unique position of being far enough north to be affected by cold fronts during the winter months.

Tropical system moves on after wet weekend

The sun shone over the Cayman Islands again Sunday, following two days of drenching rains and strong winds from Tropical Depression 18, which developed into Tropical Storm Philippe over the weekend.

Prison building ‘beyond repair’ after lightning strike

A Sept. 27 lightning strike at Northward Prison has left the facility’s main supply storage building “beyond repair,” officials confirmed Tuesday.

NOAA predicts ‘above average’ hurricane season

Maryland’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average hurricane season this year with between 11 and 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

High waves, debris block roads in George Town

Northwesterly winds brought high waves and road closures to Grand Cayman on Tuesday. The cold front, coming from the eastern United States and moving over the Yucatan, began Monday and was expected to persist through Tuesday , according to the Weather Service.

Cayman experiences driest, one of hottest years on record

Grand Cayman experienced the driest and one of the hottest years on record in 2016, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Data from Owen Roberts International Airport indicated rainfall at less than half the 30-year average of 56.2 inches.

Rough seas send cruise ship to Spotts; another bypasses island

The normally sleepy Spotts cruise terminal was a hive of activity on Sunday as rough seas in George Town harbor forced the MSC Armonia to drop anchor in calmer waters off the southern coast. The ship is ferrying 2,163 passengers, according to the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands.

Rough seas expected this week

Boaters should watch for rough seas for at least the next five days as winds from the east to northeast kick up rough waves. The National Weather Service has issued a small craft warning through the week as forecasters predict seas of 6 to 8 feet Tuesday and 5 to 7 feet Wednesday.

Small craft warning issued for weekend

Weather forecasters say 15 to 20 knot winds and rough seas will continue through the weekend. Gusty winds will be coming from the east to northeast. Pirates Week organizers say they do not expect the weather to impact festivities on the George Town waterfront this weekend.

UPDATED 1PM: Tropical depression ‘likely’ to form

A cold front from the north and a possible tropical depression to the south are combining to bring high winds and rough seas to Grand Cayman this week, according to the National Weather Service. Weather Service forecaster Gilbert Miller said winds of 15 to 20 knots will likely begin overnight Wednesday or early Thursday.

Wind, rough seas ahead this week

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.

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.

UPDATE – Tropical storm watch cancelled

Tropical storm watch remains for Grand Cayman, cancelled for Sister Islands

UPDATE – Tropical Storm Earl staying south of Cayman

A strong tropical wave will pass by the Cayman Islands Monday night, and forecasters predict the system will likely turn into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

Tropical wave passing to the south

A tropical wave passing south of the Cayman Islands will bring clouds and showers before the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Tropical wave will bring wet, windy weekend to Cayman

Forecasters expect a tropical wave to pass south of Cayman over the weekend, bringing several inches of rain, thunder and high winds.

High winds, seas forecast for weekend

Forecasters advise boaters to exercise caution over the weekend as strong winds are likely to produce choppy seas and high waves.

Rough winds, seas expected through the weekend

Forecasters warn that the next five days could bring a rough combination of high winds and choppy seas through the end of the week. The...

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