Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Sunshine returns to Cayman area, but ‘not expected to last’

Sunshine has returned to the Cayman area, however regional meteorologists say sunny condition are not expected to last long as they are closely watching a large area of disturbed weather which has a 30% chance of forming into a cyclone.

The news comes as early Tuesday morning, Issac, one of three storms in the Atlantic, was downgraded to a tropical storm.

Cayman, though not expected to be directly affected by tropical storm Issac, is likely to start feeling the effects from another weather disturbance in the nearby vicinity.

‘Disturbance 1’ as it has been labelled is located in the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico  and is expected to bring some scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds into the Cayman area over the next 48 hours.

The National Hurricane Center on Tuesday also noted that it was closely monitoring Hurricane Florence, which is barreling toward the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic states.

The dangerous Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall on Thursday.

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