News from the Caribbean:
June 18, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical depression number two formed on Monday in the far western Caribbean Sea and, at 5:00 pm EDT, was 10 miles northeast of Monkey River Town, Belize, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, with higher gusts. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
June 17, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- An area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave near the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras became better organised on Sunday, with a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, although this system is expected to...
June 7, 2013
DENVER, Colorado -- The June hurricane forecast has been released by the Colorado State University and forecasters continue to predict a very active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. The tropical Atlantic remains very warm, and forecasters do not anticipate development of a significant El Niño.
June 6, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, formed in the east-central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 8:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, Andrea was about 300 miles southwest of Tampa.
June 1, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The forecast for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicates a heightened period of activity and the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) this week urged residents of St Kitts and Nevis to remain vigilant.
May 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued on Thursday, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1...
May 20, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Regional meteorologists have forecast a very active Atlantic hurricane season in the Caribbean this year. Ocean temperature is expected to be unusually warm, while wind conditions will favour the formation of storms, according to AccuWeather.
May 14, 2013
ST THOMAS, USVI -- Commissioner Darryl Smalls said public works crews in the US Virgin Islands have begun clearing roads of debris in the St Thomas/St John district after torrential rains caused flooding this past weekend. The downpour inundated areas of St Thomas and St John.
April 12, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Two leading hurricane forecasters have both predicted higher-than-normal tropical cyclone activity during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from 1 June to 30 November. On Thursday, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray issued...
December 4, 2012
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Some Jamaicans and other residents of the wider Caribbean and the Eastern United States are still picking up the pieces, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy in October. With the closure of the hurricane season...
October 27, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- On Friday afternoon, Hurricane Sandy was slowly moving away from The Bahamas after battering the island chain with heavy rain and violent winds, leaving emergency services trying to piece together exactly what the damage is.
October 26, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- As category 2 Hurricane Sandy roared through the islands of The Bahamas on Thursday, residents of Jamaica and Cuba were left to pick up the pieces following the storm’s earlier landfall on those Caribbean islands.
October 25, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Jamaica was battered by high winds and heavy rain on Wednesday as Hurricane Sandy roared across the eastern part of the island. By Wednesday evening, the storm was emerging off Jamaica's northern coast, heading towards Cuba.
October 24, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane warnings have been issued for eastern Cuba and Jamaica as Tropical Storm Sandy was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the time it nears Jamaica on Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
October 23, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Sandy developed south of Jamaica on Monday, becoming the 18th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic season. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Jamaica and Haiti. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT...
October 22, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms over the central Caribbean Sea. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for the formation of a...
October 20, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- A large area of disturbed weather has formed over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea in association with a westward-moving tropical wave. Environmental conditions are favourable for slow development of this disturbance.
October 17, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Rafael was forecast to reach its closest point of approach to Bermuda at 8 pm on Tuesday evening, with the centre passing just over 115 miles to the east-southeast of the island. However, tropical storm force winds extend nearly 200...
October 16, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- At 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, the centre of Tropical Storm Rafael was located about 570 miles south of Bermuda and moving toward the north near 10 mph. The northward motion, with some increase in forward speed, was expected...
October 15, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- At 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the centre of Tropical Storm Rafael was located about 185 miles north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and about 800 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph.
October 13, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- An area of low pressure located over the eastern Caribbean Sea about 125 miles west-southwest of Dominica became Tropical Storm Rafael on Friday evening. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 7:30 pm EDT, Rafael was moving toward...
October 12, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Patty formed about 255 miles northeast of the central Bahamas on Thursday but the system is expected to be short-lived and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
October 11, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands changed little in organization on Wednesday but some gradual development of this system is possible during...
October 10, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 900 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms; however, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, any development of...
October 8, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- A weak low pressure system located over the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands could produce heavy rainfall across portions of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern and central Bahamas.
September 17, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- An elongated area of low pressure located about 325 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. Although upper-level winds are currently unfavourable for development to occur...
September 10, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Leslie continued to move away from Bermuda on Sunday evening after buffeting the British territory with gusty winds and rain, leaving scattered power outages. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
September 8, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Leslie was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday as it started moving again towards Bermuda after stalling in the open Atlantic for several days. Leslie is expected to regain hurricane strength before passing the island on Sunday.
September 7, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Leslie hesitated south-southeast of Bermuda on Thursday but a slow northward drift should begin on Friday. The Bermuda weather service has issued a tropical storm watch for the island.
September 6, 2012
MIAMI, USA – Tropical cyclone Leslie strengthened into a hurricane on Wednesday with top sustained winds of 75 mph. The system may grow further into a Category 2 storm with winds of 110 mph as it approaches Bermuda over the weekend.
September 5, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Leslie continued to churn in the central Atlantic, slowly heading towards Bermuda, where the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system may strengthen to a hurricane and brush the island later this week.
September 3, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The months of September and October usually signal that we are now in the midst of the most active phase of the hurricane season, largely as a result of the warm seas associated with this time of the year.
August 31, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Leslie formed in the open Atlantic on Thursday but, like its immediate predecessor, Tropical Storm, now Hurricane Kirk is not likely to be a threat to land. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
August 29, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- A new tropical depression formed over the eastern Atlantic on Tuesday but poses no threat to land, forecasters said. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of tropical depression eleven...
August 28, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- As Tropical Storm Isaac headed away from the Caribbean after leaving a trail of death and destruction across Hispaniola, two more tropical systems were making their way across the Atlantic.
August 27, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- At least two people were killed in the Dominican Republic and eight in Haiti as heavy rains and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac battered the island of Hispaniola, officials said on Sunday. The bodies of two men reported missing on Saturday...
August 25, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- The centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to make landfall in Haiti on Friday evening, move near or over southeastern Cuba on Saturday and move near or over central Cuba on Saturday night.
August 24, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft has reported that Tropical Storm Isaac was a little stronger as it headed slowly west through the Caribbean on Friday morning towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
August 24, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Caribbean toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. The storm dumped heavy rain across eastern and southern Puerto Rico and whipped up waves as high as 10 feet.
August 23, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- At 8:00 am EDT on Thursday, the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac had reformed about 225 miles south-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and about 315 miles east-southeast of Isla Saona, Dominican Republic, moving toward the west.