Cayman Islands escapes Tropical Storm Karl

| 14/09/2010

(CNS): The area of low pressure which passed over the Cayman Islands today, turned into the eleventh named storm of the season today, when the centre was around 196 miles south west of Grand Cayman. Although Cayman has escaped the worst of the weather as Karl is now moving west-northwest and away from the Caymanarea at 15 mph hazard but some further strengthening of Karl is expected overnight which will lead to continued cloudy to overcast skies with locally heavy showers and squally conditions occurring at times throughout the night. Flooding of low lying areas is expected, and residents of these areas should take all necessary precautions. 

 
A small craft warning remains in effect for the Cayman Islands. The CI National Weather Service will continue to monitor the progress of tropical storm Karl as it continues to move away from our area tonight, but all residents are urged to stay tuned to the local media for further updates. 
 
On the forecast track the centre of Karl will move over the Yucatan peninsula on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.
 
Meanwhile, Hurricanes Igor and Hurricane Julia continue their slow progress across the Atlantic. Igor is a category four hurricane and Julia a category one hurricane, neither is expected to become a danger to land as they are both forecast to make turns to the north.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    "neither is expected to become a danger to land as they are both forecast to make turns to the north"

    Ah…. the people of Bermuda would disagree with you – Igor poses a major threat to that landmass.