NHC warns of storm formation over Cayman

| 28/09/2010

(CNS): The large system of low pressure which is currently passing across the Cayman Islands area could become a tropical cyclone as winds are close to tropical-storm-force the National Hurricane Centre has warned. “Environmental conditions are becoming more favourable for development and only a little more organization of the associated thunderstorm activity is needed for this system to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm at any time,” NHC forecasters said early Tuesday morning. The system is continuing to strengthen and thunderstorm activity is becoming better organized as the system moves northward.

There is an 80 percent chance of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours and interests in Cuba and the Cayman Islands should monitor the progress of this system.
The local weather forecast for Tuesday calls for cloudy to overcast skies with an 80 percent chance of scattered showers and some thunder. Showers will be locally heavy at times leading to flooding of low lying areas. Winds over open seas will be south to southwest at 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in and around showers. Seas are expected to be rough with wave heights 5 to 7 feet and a small craft warning is in effect. The high is expected to be 82°F or 28°C while the low 77°F or 25°C.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure, the remnant of tropical depression Julia located about 175 miles south-southeast of Bermuda is moving west-north-westward near 15 mph but the NHC said conditions were not conducive for significant development with only a low 10 percent chance of Julia being regenerated into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours.
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