News from the Caribbean:
October 22, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- A low pressure area in the far southern Bay of Campeche producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Upper-level winds could become a little more conducive for development by Wednesday and, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this system has a...
October 20, 2014
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda residents cleaned up on Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo battered the island for several hours late Friday night with sustained winds of 110 mph and wind gusts recorded of up to 144 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
October 18, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Gonzalo, a dangerous category three storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, closed in on Bermuda on Friday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the eye of Hurricane Gonzalo...
October 17, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda residents, still recovering after being swiped by Tropical Storm Fay last Sunday, battened down on Thursday as the island prepared for Hurricane Gonzalo, which is expected to arrive on Friday afternoon as a major category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
October 16, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- A hurricane warning was issued for Bermuda on Wednesday as Hurricane Gonzalo headed directly for the island, which is still recovering after being swiped by Tropical Storm Fay last Sunday, with some roads remaining blocked and thousands of homes still without power.
October 15, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Gonzalo became a major hurricane over the open Atlantic on Tuesday as it headed towards Bermuda after lashing the eastern Caribbean with high winds and heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. Bermuda residents fear the worst as the island is still recovering...
October 14, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Gonzalo strengthened into a hurricane on Monday as it passed through the northern Leeward Islands, with additional strengthening likely. A hurricane warning was in effect for the British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, St Martin and Anguilla.
October 13, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- A hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra, and the British and US Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Gonzalo moved through the Leeward Islands on Monday, with rain bands already affecting Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda early Monday morning.
October 13, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Fay moved away from Bermuda into the open Atlantic on Sunday after lashing the island with heavy rain and gusting winds, knocking out power for thousands of residents. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed east of the Leeward Islands on Sunday.
October 11, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Subtropical storm Fay formed south of Bermuda on Friday, prompting a tropical storm watch to be issued for the island. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Fay was located about 525 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward...
August 27, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane on Monday night as it picked up speed heading away from The Bahamas heading towards Bermuda. Meanwhile, forecasters are tracking two more disturbances in the tropical Atlantic heading towards the Caribbean.
August 26, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The Bermuda weather service issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda on Monday as Tropical Storm Cristobal moved slowly away from the Bahamas, after depositing 12 inches of rain on the Turks and Caicos Islands over the weekend, causing widespread flooding and one fatality.
August 25, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Heavy rains from the weekend passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal caused widespread flooding in Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Floodwater engulfed the entire downtown area.
August 24, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Cristobal formed on Sunday over the Bahamas and storm warnings have been issued for the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, where heavy rainfall is likely. Interests in the northwestern Bahamas should also monitor this system.
August 23, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a small area of low pressure located just north of the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and the disturbance may develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm as it moves over...
August 22, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found tropical-storm-force winds on the northeast side of a small low pressure area approaching the Leeward Islands on Thursday. However, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the circulation associated...
August 21, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands became a little better organized on Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
August 21, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has welcomed the inception of an excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commended the countries in the region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15.
August 20, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently keeping an eye on two areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic that may have the potential to develop into cyclones. The first is disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity in association with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from...
August 4, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Bertha was beginning to move away from the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday night and all storm warnings have been discontinued. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located...
August 2, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was passing just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected by Saturday night, with this motion continuing through Sunday night.
August 2, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- At 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was located 20 miles northwest of Fort de France, Martinique, and about 405 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the system moved into the northeastern Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center...
August 1, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Bertha formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday night and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. A tropical storm watch is in effect for St Vincent.
August 1, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- An area of disturbed weather located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands could bring increased rainfall and winds just shy of tropical storm strength to the Eastern Caribbean on Saturday night into Sunday. National Weather Service chief meteorologist Roberto Garcia...
July 22, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The second tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season formed on Monday about 1,205 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, moving toward the west near 16 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
July 7, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- In a feature release last Thursday under the above headline, the World Bank stated that rising sea levels caused by global warming are forcing Caribbean countries to prepare themselves better to face severe weather events. Arthur, the first hurricane of 2014...
May 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- During the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. Collecting and sharing the data help protect the...