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Disaster relief focus of British Virgin Islands workshop

A Cayman Islands delegation of representatives from the Red Cross, Hazard Management and the government recently attended the ‘Collaborative Cash Programming’ disaster response workshop in the British Virgin Islands.

Hazard Management stages tsunami drill

What would happen if a gigantic wave was barrelling toward Grand Cayman and there were only two hours to prepare for its arrival? Hazard Management Cayman Islands tackled that scenario on Thursday, when it participated in the regional Caribe Wave Tsunami Exercise.
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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.

NEW: Rain delays KAABOO VIP event, festival goes on

Heavy rain on Thursday forced KAABOO officials to postpone a VIP “sneak peek” event scheduled for that same evening. But the festival will go ahead as planned.

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.

Businesses weather storms for strong shopping season

Retailers in Grand Cayman reported a strong Christmas shopping season in spite of the impact of bad weather at the most lucrative time of the year.

More than 3 inches of rain recorded Sunday

Thunderstorms dumped more than three inches of rain on Grand Cayman on Sunday, flooding local roads and reportedly affecting traffic at Owen Roberts International Airport.

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.

Fresh winds and rough seas on forecast

A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly winds and rough seas across the Cayman area for the next few days.
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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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Rough waves create unsafe conditions along waterfront

Update, Sunday 9 a.m.: Part of Harbour Drive remained closed Sunday morning as cleanup crews worked on clearing debris from the road. Sea conditions along the waterfront were milder than on Friday and Saturday, but high waves persisted.

Storm-hit islands suffer as Cayman tourism prospers

The extent to which Cayman’s recent tourism boom has come at the expense of its hurricane-hit neighbors is spelled out in a new regional hospitality market report.
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