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Saturday, August 7, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- Tropical Storm Colin barreled towards Bermuda on Friday, with US forecasters saying the weather system could clip the island, or even pass directly over it, but was not likely to affect the US east coast.  At 11:00 am local time the storm was about 380 miles south-southwest of Bermuda. read more...



Thursday, August 5, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- The forecast for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season calls for nine more hurricanes by November, including five major ones with winds topping 178 kilometers (110 miles) per hour, a Colorado State University study said on Wednesday. The predictions for a "much more active than average"... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- A La Nina weather anomaly, the opposite number of its more infamous cousin El Nino, will ramp up in the equatorial Pacific in July and August, the Climate Prediction Center forecast on Thursday. La Nina would boost hurricane formation in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico. read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- Tropical Storm Alex made landfall in Belize late Saturday as it caused concern for efforts to clean up the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US forecasters said. The eye of the storm, which packed sustained winds of 60 miles, passed within just 20 miles northwest of Belize City. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) -- The first tropical depression of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season formed on Friday in the western Caribbean, the US National Hurricane Center said. The depression had sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. It was centered 355 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- The tropical wave over the western Caribbean Sea has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next couple of days as it moves toward the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center and other weather forecasters said on Thursday. read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) - A tropical wave spawning a large area of thunderstorms in the eastern Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical cyclone over the next couple of days, the US National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The NHC gave the system a medium 30 percent chance of developing. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- A flash flood watch is in effect from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon in the British Virgin Islands as an active tropical wave is forecast to move across the local area this weekend. The leading edge of this system, which is moving westward, was expected to begin to affect the Territory later Friday. read more...



Friday, June 18, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- A weak disturbance will continue to move west across the regional waters during the rest of the day. This will bring scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms with areas of heavy rainfall locally. Tropical disturbance 10 is no longer classified as a significant disturbance. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- At 2:00pm Wednesday, Tropical Disturbance 10 was located about 625 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Movement continues west-northwest to northwestward at about 15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms within this system are poorly organized and the strong westerly winds at... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- At 8:00 am Tuesday, Tropical Disturbance 10 was located 12.4N/43.4W or about 1,080 miles east of Barbados. Movement is to the west-northwest at about 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 20 to 30 mph, mainly to the northeast of the center. Showers and thunderstorms associated with... read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- A low-pressure area forming over the Atlantic could become the first tropical storm of the season, the National Hurricane Center warned on Monday. "There remains a high chance, 60 percent, of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours," the center said in a statement. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The 2010 Hurricane Season has commenced with all eyes on the first Tropical Disturbance of the year, Number 10. At 10:45am, this Disturbance was located near 10.5N, 40.4W, or about 1,290 miles east of Barbados. Movement is to the WNW at about 15 mph. The current winds are 20-30 mph. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) -- The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season may be one of the worst on record, US officials warned on Thursday, amid fears it could deepen an oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico and bring new misery to Haiti. An "active to extremely active" hurricane season which starts on June 1 is expected. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- The US National Hurricane Centre started tracking the first low pressure system of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season late Sunday, reminding energy and commodities traders of the coming storm season, which officially starts June 1 and ends November 30. read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Based on information from the Guyana Hydro-Met Office, the El Nino phenomenon is not quite over and may likely continue throughout April and into the early May/June period, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon told the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday. read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- An Organisation or East Caribbean States (OECS) official has advised Caribbean islands to begin early preparations ahead of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which forecasters expected would be an above average season from June 1st. Head of the OECS Secretariat’s Environmental... read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- Cooling waters in the Pacific due to a weakening El Nino phenomenon and strong warming in the tropical Atlantic add up to a higher chance that a major hurricane will hit US or Caribbean coasts this year, experts forecast Wednesday. With that recipe for potential disaster... read more...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AFP) -- Caribbean weather experts launched a task force Friday to provide Haiti storm forecasts amid fears the 2010 hurricane season could devastate the country's already fragile infrastructure. Martinique will provide briefings, while Cuba and Jamaica will be asked to send satellite radar imagery. read more...



Thursday, March 11, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Bloomberg) -- The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than last year’s and poses an “above- normal” threat to the US Gulf and East coasts, AccuWeather Inc forecasters said on Wednesday. AccuWeather foresees 16 to 18 named storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean. read more...



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CASTRIES, St Lucia (NEMO) -- A total of 23,986 Swiss francs (US$22,379) has been allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to deploy two Regional Intervention Team members to perform initial assessments of the effects of the drought. read more...



Saturday, February 20, 2010

SAN DIEGO, USA -- Residents of the southern United States and the Caribbean have seen it many times during the summer months -- a whitish haze in the sky that seems to hang around for days. The resulting thin film of dust on their homes and cars actually is soil from the deserts of Africa, blown across the Atlantic. read more...



Saturday, February 13, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- The 2010 hurricane season beginning in June will be more active than usual and there is an increased chance that devastated Haiti will be hit by a strong hurricane, US weather experts have said. The chance that the Caribbean as a whole will be hit by a major hurricane is 58 percent. read more...



Friday, February 5, 2010

BOSTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- The El Nino warming phenomenon will likely fade in the Pacific sometime in the next six months, the US Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday, increasing the chances of an above-average hurricane year in the Atlantic. Models indicate the Pacific Ocean temperatures may return to normal. read more...



Saturday, January 23, 2010

LONDON, England (Bloomberg) -- The strongest Atlantic hurricanes may almost double in frequency by the end of the century as the planet warms, US scientists said in the journal Science. Occurrence of the most destructive hurricanes may rise 81 percent over 80 years while the total number is projected to drop. read more...



Saturday, January 9, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported significant low temperatures in at least 17 locations all over the country, including some provincial capitals, and forecasted a predominance of winter conditions for the weekend. A minimum of 4.5 Celsius degrees in the Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs). read more...



Friday, January 8, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, USA (Reuters) -- The potentially damaging El Nino anomaly will last into the early summer of 2010 and have a big impact on weather patterns, the US government's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday. El Nino is an abnormal warming of waters in the equatorial Pacific. read more...



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- For the second time within days, residential areas in Suriname’s capital Paramaribo were hit on Monday by tornado-like winds, causing severe damage to homes, cars and power lines, while trees were uprooted. No casualties were reported but a woman sustained a fractured leg. read more...



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BOSTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- The Atlantic hurricane season ended Monday after producing the fewest named storms in 12 years. It was the first time in three years that no hurricane struck the US mainland. Nine named storms formed during the season, which started June 1. read more...



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- A frontal boundary continues to sink southward towards the British Virgin Islands as upper level conditions become more favorable for an active weather pattern. Intermittent to heavy showers and thunderstorms were expected to affect parts of the Islands and coastal waters. read more...



Monday, November 9, 2009

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AFP) -- A late-season hurricane ravaged parts of Central America on Sunday as floods and landslides killed at least 91 in El Salvador and thousands were left homeless in Nicaragua. Hurricane Ida, which grew to a category two storm Sunday, was moving into the southern Gulf. read more...



Saturday, November 7, 2009

NEW YORK, USA (Bloomberg) -- Storm Ida moved back over the Caribbean Sea on Friday after pummeling Honduras and Nicaragua with rain as it heads north toward the Gulf of Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center said. The tropical depression was centered about 65 miles northwest of Cabo Gracias. read more...



Friday, November 6, 2009

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) -- Hurricane Ida weakened to a tropical storm as it churned through eastern Nicaragua on Thursday after cutting power and ripping roofs on little-developed Caribbean islands. Hundreds of people were evacuated from flimsy homes on the Corn Islands. read more...



Thursday, November 5, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Ida formed just off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and may enter the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm within five days, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm had maximum sustained winds of almost 75 mph, making it Category 1. read more...



Thursday, October 29, 2009

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility said it is developing an excess rainfall weather derivative, which in time may be packaged into a catastrophe bond to cover for flooding in the region. The CCRIF is a risk pooling facility, owned and operated in the Caribbean. read more...



Monday, October 19, 2009

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- The Pacific's El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon has resulted in an especially calm Atlantic hurricane season -- a welcome respite for Caribbean and southeastern US residents still smarting from a 2008 pounding. There have only been two hurricanes in the 2009 Atlantic season. read more...



Thursday, October 15, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) -- Thanks to El Nino, the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season has been the quietest in more than a decade, offering a reprieve for residents in the danger zone and a chance for insurance firms to refill depleted coffers. With the peak of the season -- late August to mid-October -- now behind... read more...



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) -- Tropical Storm Henri formed in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, on Tuesday, but was expected to dissipate within two days, the US National Hurricane Center said. Henri was moving through an area with high wind shear, forecasters said. read more...



Friday, September 25, 2009

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Global warming periodically shifts El Nino thousands of miles to the west, potentially intensifying Asian droughts and weakening its dampening effect on Atlantic hurricanes, reports a study published Thursday. El Nino disrupts weather patterns around the world. read more...



Saturday, September 12, 2009

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- The US Climate Prediction Center said Thursday the El Nino weather anomaly should strengthen this fall and through the 2009/10 northern hemisphere winter. The CPC is the chief office in the US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration tracking El Nino. read more...



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