Richard becomes the tenth hurricane of 2010 season

| 24/10/2010

(CNS): At 9am local time on Sunday the NHC announced that Richard had become a hurricane. With sustained winds of 85mph and higher gusts, Richard, the tenth hurricane of what has proved to be a busy season, was a category one hurricane located about 95miles ESE of Belize City. Moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph on the forecast track, Richard will reach the coast of Belize by this evening and move over land tonight and Monday but additional strengthening is expected as it moves inland. Hurricane force winds extend up to 15 miles and tropical storm force winds up to 105 from the centre.

Although Richard had brought rainy conditions to Cayman over most of last week, Sunday’s local weather forecast called for improved conditions over Cayman as the majority of clouds and shower activity association with Richard continue to move westward and away from our area. With partly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of isolated showers and possible thunder temperatures will rise to the mid 80’s on Sunday. Winds will be east to southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet with similar conditions on Monday

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