Season’s second hurricane poses no threat to land

| 01/09/2011

(CNS): Although Hurricane Katia was predicted to become a major hurricane over the next few days, the second storm of the Atlantic season as yet poses no threat to land. On Thursday, the national hurricane centre morning Katia was travelling at westward at 20 mph with winds near 75mph the storm is a category one hurricane with storm force winds reaching out 125 mph from the centre. Meanwhile, a tropical wave responsible for the recent bad weather in the Cayman Islands was moving north and was given a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. Back home weather conditions were improving and local forecasters called for a 20 percent chance of showers and possible thunder, mainly over Grand Cayman.

Temperatures will rise Thursday to the low 90’s with a heat index of 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds will be east to southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet.  The outlook is for continued light southeasterly winds through Saturday morning.

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