Residents in Cayman breathe a deep sigh of relief on Sunday, 1 Dec. as the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended.
The onslaught of disastrous storms to hit the region in the last few years aligns with the hypothesis of climate scientists that warming oceans are likely to fuel more destructive hurricanes.
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.
After years of fundraising, prayers and hard work, Bodden Town’s new church hall and hurricane shelter is expected to be completed next year.
A week of sporadic heavy showers brought 3.74 inches of rainfall across Grand Cayman and some parts of the Sister Islands.
Forecasters are predicting a more active end to what has been a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season.
A weather disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic is likely to develop into a tropical depression over the weekend as it heads towards the Caribbean. Forecasters say they do not believe it poses any threat to the Cayman Islands.
A tropical wave moving over the Eastern Caribbean has a 10% chance of developing into a cyclone in the next five days, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
The first pet-friendly hurricane shelters will open their doors to Cayman Islands residents in the event of a storm this summer.
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.