Latest tropical storm heading west across Atlantic

| 21/09/2011

(CNS): The fifteenth storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season formed around 1585 miles east-south east of the Northern Leeward Islands on Tuesday night. Tropical Storm Ophelia is currently moving at 16mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with higher gusts.  The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that some gradual strengthening is possible during the next day or so as Ophelia remains on an westerly path. Tropical storm force winds currently extend outward up to 175 miles mainly to the north of the centre.  At this point there are no watches or warnings and local weather experts said Ophelia poses no threat to the Cayman Islands.

Today’s local forecast calls for cloudy spells and isolated thundershowers over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours in association with a surface trough moving across the area. Local showers could be heavy and accompanied by thunder at times and temperatures will rise to the upper 80’s. Winds will be east to southeast 5 to 10 knots with higher gusts in and around showers. Seas will be slight with wave heights of 1 to 3 feet.

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  1. Mildred B says:

    Oh no! I thought we would have no more storms.