Chantal to swing away from Caribbean Sea

| 09/07/2013

chantal 2.JPG(CNS): Early predictions from the National Hurricane Centre in Miami that Tropical Storm Chantal could be heading along the southern coast of Cuba and near to the Cayman area have been revised. On the current path Chantal poses no threat to our region as the storm is now predicted to pass across the Lesser Antilles then the eastern Caribbean, heading between Puerto Rico and Hispaniola before moving along the Northeast coast of Cuba and up towards Florida. According to the NHC, at 8am on Tuesday Chantal was about 45 miles NNW of Barbados and was still speeding along at 26mph. Packing winds of 50mph, some strengthening is forecasted for Chantal, whose winds currently extend out some 90 miles from the centre.

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  1. 4 Cayman says:

    Any predictions yet from the Doppler system in east end? Would like to see if the really works???

    • Anonymous says:

      Works fine just needs to get in range. The radar only sees out to around 400 km or over Jamaica. Look at

      click on the radar image to get an animation and other choices.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually, the site says a range of 250km.

        • Anonymous says:

          the official range is 400 km. The map you are looking at is a 250 km one. There is also a 50 km for an in close of Grand Cayman.

  2. Rock Iguana says:

    Can Govt’s weather dept explain why the taxpaying public of the Cayman Islands is unable to access live time radar images from the new doppler facility??!

    • Anonymous says:

      Rock Iguana try for live images from the Cayman radar.

      • Rock Iguana says:

        Ah. Many thanks. I was looking on the National Weather Service website and the Doppler is on the National Meteorological Service website. The Doppler works just fine. Quite why we appear to have two separate websites and services doing the same thing is worrying however……..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chantal is ragged-looking on radar, however it all depends upon the ridge interaction and when that happens.    If Chantal slows down her forward speed, it's possible for the storm's centre to go south of Cuba and intensify in an area where there is less wind shear.   We shouldn't ever say X storm is going here or there, we should talk about it in terms of probabilities. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    and the season is on the way. here comes the first through at least the northeast Caribbean.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh nooooooooooo man ! was reeeeeeeeli looking 4ward to that good ol' day off man 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Try tell PWD in Cayman Brac this, They are going to spend the whole week Batting up buildings, Jeez in this modern day world do you really have to be doing this? smh no wonder Govt is broke.

    • Anonymou says:

      gives them something to do….looking busy is almost as good as doing real work……