Stormy weather brewing south of Cayman Islands

| 19/10/2010

(CNS): Updated Wednesday 2pm– With six weeks still to go before the end of the hurricane season the region is not out of the woods yet when it comes to potentially dangerous storms. An area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean, 160 miles south west of Grand Cayman haschanged little the NHC said in its Wednesday afternoon update. It still has a 70% chance of being a tropical cyclone over the next two days.The centre has warned, however, despite development or not Cayman can expect further heavy rain over the next few days.Cayman Hazard Management has warned of possible local flooding as a result of the weather system which is expected to bring up to 4 inches of rain.

The national weather service is monitoring the system for further development  as it drifts south -south east

The system is causing rainy, local weather conditions which are expected to continue over Cayman during the next 24 hours.
Skies will be cloudy and overcast skies with a 70 % chance of scattered showers and some thunder. Showers will be locally heavy at times leading the localized flooding of low lying areas. Temperatures will rise to the mid 80’s. Winds will be east to northeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be slight to moderate with wave heights of 2 to 4 feet.
Temperatures will fall to the mid 70’s tonight, winds will be east to southeast 10 to 15 knots and seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet. Similar weather conditions are expected through Thursday morning as the low pressure system drifts northwest.
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  1. kissmebackfoot says:

    To Government:

    Please remember to promptly inform parents before heavy rains and deciding to close schools. Last time it was too late!  : )