All clear issued for Cayman

| 29/09/2010

(CNS): Updated 5pm  —  Education officials have confirmed that all government schools will open at their usual time tomorrow (Thursday 30 September) unless weather conditions deteriorate overnight. The decision comes in the wake of the discontinuation of the Tropical Storm Nicole warning by Hazard Management Cayman Islands. HMCI discontinued the tropical storm warning at 3pm on the advice of the National Weather Service and the ‘All Clear’ was declared.  The broad Area of low pressure will persist however, over the Northwest Caribbean leading to continued poor weather over the Cayman area for the next 24 to 48 hours.  Boating interests should continue to remain in safe harbor as strong southwest to west winds will persist, reaching tropical storm force at times.

Rough seas, with wave heights of 8 to 10 feet are expected to continue over our area for at least another 24 hours. The south and west coasts of our Islands will continue to experience heavy wave action and some beach erosion.

 
At 4pm the NHC said that Tropical Strom Nicole had already dissipated over the Straits of Florida but large areas of heavy rains were persisting. The storm was about about 175 miles ENE of Havana Cuba and the circulation had degenerated into an elongated area of low pressure. The remnants of Nicole were moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts. Winds associated with the remnants of Nicole should gradually subside, the NHC said, but a strong non-tropical low pressure system with gale force winds is expected to develop near the southeast US coast tonight.
 
Tropical storm force winds still extend outward up to 345 miles to the southeast of the centre which is still impacting the Cayman area.

 

Further information on local weather conditions will be issued in regular weather forecasts.
 
 
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  1. Cat says:

    Are you sure? It doesn’t look  too clear outside.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you CNS for keeping us updated. CaymanPrepared still has us under a warning!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I assume college’s wont be open tonight?

    CNS: ICCI to open at 4pm

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank God this never turned into anything worse. And in the same breath I must say I am grateful for the rain and cool breeze we got. Very sad for those who had flooding to deal with it. This must be the worse time of year for them. God Bless You all!

  5. Anonymous says:

    cool . does this mean government schools will be open tomorrow then?

    • Slugga says:

      Thats a good questions 15:14!

      I guess Haz Mat, Met office, Ed dept few ministers and old heads in the civil service will decide by 7am tomorrow morning. What a crew we have here.