Tropical storm forms off Cape Verde Islands

| 15/08/2013

(CNS): Tropical Storm Erin was beginning its rumble across the Atlantic Thursday morning after the weather depression churned into a storm in the early hours.  At 7am local time Erin was around 65 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands travelling at 16mph towards the west-northwest. With winds of 40mph and some higher gusts, forecasters said Erin, which is about 35 miles wide, was expected to slow down in the next few days as it begins to strengthen. Meanwhile, an area of disturbed weather in the north western Caribbean, which brought wet and windy weather to Cayman, became less organised overnight, experts said.

Forecasters said there was less chance that the weather system would become a storm but still said it had a 50/50 chance within the next two days.

Local forecasters were expecting much clearer skies and less rain across Cayman Thursday, with only a 30% chance of showers. Winds will be from the east to southeast at 10 to 15 knots and moderate seas with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    ERIN …SCHMERIN   dont panic !!!!!!

    we have doppler radar now  "he" will safe us !!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    We betta watch this one … a li'l too far south for comfort.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only person who thinks our full time Hazard Management Dept, complete with PR Officer, is a waste of money in a civil service we would all like to see smaller?

    • Anonymous says:

      Man- we need a real hurricane real fast man….just to settle in dust off  Linford Pierson Highway. LOL.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, 8:42, you are not the only one. Many of us in the civil service totally agree with you. 

      • Anonymous says:

        This is an agency that the Deputy Governor (now Acting Governor) could certainly make redundant and save the country money. A total waste. Lets see if he will have the gumption to do so.

        • Anonymous says:

          And do they really need 2 Deputy Directors??

          I say cancel the contracted one!

          my two cents

    • SSM345 says:

      I think we need Mr. Doppler's opinion on the matter.

      • Anonymous says:

        Mr Doppler as you should know sees  nothing out beyond 400 km.

      • Mr. Doppler says:

        I have no opinions on the matter.  Probably because I died in 1853.