Skip navigation

You are here: Homepage > Press Room > Press Releases 2011 > Weather Service Watches Low off Central America

Published 21st October 2011, 5:46pm

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure east of Nicaragua.

Associated shower and thunderstorm activity has become better organised and there is a high chance that a tropical depression could form during the weekend. Little forward motion is expected in the short term, but a slow drift to the north is expected to begin on Sunday. Residents should closely monitor the Cayman Islands National Weather Service for updates.

Hurricane season concludes at the end of November and past hurricane impacts show that damaging cyclones can and do form to the south of Cayman, particularly at this time of year. Residents should ensure that their disaster kit and disaster plans are up to date and ready, and maintain a high state of preparedness.

A small craft warning is currently in effect for the Cayman Islands and the five day forecast product issued by the National Weather Service indicates that seas are expected to remain rough, except for on Sunday, when seas should be slight with wave heights of 2 to 3 feet.