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No Immediate threat to the Cayman Islands

Published 1st August 2014, 4:16pm

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST PREPARED BY THE CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

VALID FOR THE EVENING OF AUGUST 01ST 2014 THROUGH THE EVENING OF AUGUST 02ND 2014.

SYNOPSIS:

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is issuing advisories of Tropical Storm Bertha which at 4 p.m. was located near 14.9 N 61.2 W or about 20 miles northwest of fort De France Martinique. The present movement of the storm is towards the west-northwest at 24 mph with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph.

This storm poses no immediate threat to the Cayman Islands. See below for forecast track.

A slack pressure gradient across the NW Caribbean will support light and variable winds along with possible localized showers. Radar images show few clusters of showers around the Cayman area.

THE FORECAST:

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with less than 20% chance of showers. Temperatures will fall to the upper 70ís F. Winds will be light and variable. Seas will be smooth to slight with wave heights of less than 3 feet.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of evening showers and possible thunder. Temperatures will rise to the low 90ís F with a heat index of 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds will be light and variable. Seas will be smooth to slight with wave heights of less than 3 feet.

TIDES:

Today: Low 7:07 p.m.

Tomorrow: High 12:43 a.m. Low 7:53 a.m. High 2:38 p.m. Low 8:37 p.m.

SUNSET: 7:01 p.m. Today. SUNRISE: 6:02 a.m. Tomorrow.

OUTLOOK: through Sunday evening is for similar weather.

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