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Published 25th October 2011, 11:10pm

The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida is issuing advisories on near category 3 Hurricane Rina.

At 10:00 p.m. local time the center of Hurricane Rina was located near latitude 17.5 north...longitude 84.8 west, or about 256 miles west southwest of Grand Cayman and 240 miles east-southeast of Chetumal Mexico.

Rina is moving towards the west near 3 mph with max sustained winds near 110 mph.


A gradual turn to the northwest and north should begin on Wednesday with a slight increase in forward speed. On the forecast the center of Rina will be moving near or over the east coast of Yucatan within the warning area on Wednesday night and Thursday.

Seas will be rough with wave heights 4 to 6 feet with higher swells are expected along the South and West coasts of the Cayman Islands increasing to 6 to 8 feet through at least Thursday. Exercise care when driving along the coastal road in George Town and also north of the Public Beach on West Bay Road as some waves have breached the coastline and there is sand and debris in the road.