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Low pressure area brings heavy rains to Bahamas, Hispaniola and Cuba

August 27, 2016
Low pressure area brings heavy rains to Bahamas, Hispaniola and Cuba MIAMI, USA -- A weak area of low pressure was located between the northeastern coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas on Friday. The associated shower and thunderstorm activity increased during the day on Friday, but remained disorganized and is located mainly to the east and...

Tropical storm conditions threaten Leeward Islands and Bahamas

August 25, 2016
Tropical storm conditions threaten Leeward Islands and Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- A strong tropical wave and associated broad area of low pressure was moving westward across the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico towards The Bahamas on Wednesday, bringing tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Tropical wave expected to bring heavy rains, winds to northeastern Caribbean on Wednesday

August 24, 2016
Tropical wave expected to bring heavy rains, winds to northeastern Caribbean on Wednesday MIAMI, USA -- Gusty winds, heavy rains, and possible flash floods and mud slides could occur over the northern Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles on Wednesday as a tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized shower and...

Tropical wave approaches Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

August 23, 2016
Tropical wave approaches Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Interests in the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this system. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Tropical wave expected to threaten Hispaniola and Bahamas late this week

August 22, 2016
Tropical wave expected to threaten Hispaniola and Bahamas late this week MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 1,100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms and the system is expected to be near Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas late this week. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Two tropical waves heading towards the Caribbean

August 19, 2016
Two tropical waves heading towards the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 300 miles southwest of Cabo Verde Islands is producing widespread cloudiness and disorganized shower activity as it heads towards the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, environmental conditions....

Hurricane warning issued for Belize

August 4, 2016
Hurricane warning issued for Belize MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Earl was expected to increase to hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall in Belize on Wednesday night or early Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 4 pm CDT on Wednesday, the centre of Earl was located...

Tropical Storm Earl heads to Belize

August 3, 2016
Tropical Storm Earl heads to Belize MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Earl formed in the northwest Caribbean on Tuesday and was expected to pass near the Honduras Bay Islands on its way to Belize. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Earl...

Tropical storm expected to form in northwest Caribbean

August 2, 2016
Tropical storm expected to form in northwest Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea, centered about 275 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, at 2 pm EDT on Monday, continued to move quickly westward at about 20 mph. Environmental conditions were expected to be conducive for additional...

Strong tropical wave prompts flash flood warnings

August 1, 2016
Strong tropical wave prompts flash flood warnings MIAMI, USA -- A strong and fast-moving tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean Sea resulted in flash flood warnings being issued for the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico though Monday night. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, as of 2 pm EDT...

Two tropical weather systems heading towards the Caribbean

July 29, 2016
Two tropical weather systems heading towards the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 1,700 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands is moving westward at about 30 mph. Environmental conditions are expected to be somewhat conducive for development this weekend when the disturbance could be near the northern

Saharan dust impedes hurricane activity in the region

July 25, 2016
Saharan dust impedes hurricane activity in the region ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Meteorologists have linked the presence of Saharan Air Layer (SAL) or Saharan dust across the Atlantic Ocean, to the calm currently being experienced for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. The very dry, dusty layer of warm air occurs when a dust storm...

Conflicting 2016 hurricane season predictions by forecasters

April 21, 2016
Conflicting 2016 hurricane season predictions by forecasters ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Predictions for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season have been released by several weather and hurricane forecasting institutions, with varying reports on the activity level for the season. Hurricane researchers at the Colorado State University (CSU), one of the main...

Hurricane hunter aircraft visits BVI on awareness tour

April 20, 2016
Hurricane hunter aircraft visits BVI on awareness tour ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron known as the Hurricane Hunters of the US Air Force Reserve and a team from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Centre made their inaugural visit to the British Virgin Islands last week.

Hottest year in Cuba since 1951

January 8, 2016
Hottest year in Cuba since 1951 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The average annual temperature in Cuba last year was the highest since 1951, reaching a value of 1.06 Celsius degrees above the historical average (25.49), said specialists from the Climate Center of the Meteorology Institute. Granma newspaper reported that...

Tropical Storm Kate forms over Bahamas

November 10, 2015
Tropical Storm Kate forms over Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Kate formed on Monday morning near the central Bahamas, moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A tropical storm warning was in effect for the northwestern Bahamas. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 4:00 pm EST on Monday, the centre...

Heavy rains and strong winds forecast for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

November 9, 2015
Heavy rains and strong winds forecast for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms became more concentrated overnight Saturday in association with a low pressure area located about 100 miles southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), which is forecast to bring locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds over the TCI and the...

Heavy rains forecast for Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico

November 7, 2015
Heavy rains forecast for Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico MIAMI, USA -- A large area of cloudiness and showers extending from near the Lesser Antilles eastward for several hundred miles is associated with the interaction of an upper-level trough and a west-northwestward moving tropical wave. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin

October 5, 2015
Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda was under a hurricane warning on Sunday as the wind and surf picked up as Hurricane Joaquin approached the island and residents boarded up homes and businesses in preparation for the Category 2 storm, which was expected to pass at its closest point some 70 miles...

Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas

October 3, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Although Hurricane Joaquin weakened slightly as the eye passed near San Salvador island, hurricane conditions were forecast to continue over the central Bahamas for several more hours on Friday night. Joaquin unleashed its fury over the Southern and Central Bahamas late Thursday night.

Joaquin now dangerous category four hurricane over Bahamas

October 2, 2015
Joaquin now dangerous category four hurricane over Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Joaquin became an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Thursday as it moved over the central Bahamas, which were expected to experience hurricane force winds, storm surge and heavy rain.

Tropical Storm Joaquin forms close to Bahamas

September 30, 2015
Tropical Storm Joaquin forms close to Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Joaquin, the tenth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, formed close to The Bahamas on Monday night. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Joaquin was located about 405 miles (650 km) east of the...

Tropical wave continues west towards Caribbean

September 12, 2015
Tropical wave continues west towards Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located between West Africa and the Cape Verde Islands is producing minimal shower activity. Environmental conditions are forecast to become favourable for some gradual development of this wave by early next week while it moves generally westward across the tropical Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda

September 11, 2015
Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Henri, the eighth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed close to Bermuda and, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday was about 260 miles (420 km) east-northeast of the island, moving north at 15 mph.

Tropical Storm Grace expected to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

September 8, 2015
Tropical Storm Grace expected to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Grace was forecast to weaken during the next 48 hours with environmental conditions becoming less favorable by Monday night as wind shear increases and dry air over the tropical Atlantic impacts Grace’s circulation. Given the strong southwesterly upper-level winds...

New Tropical Storm Grace forms in the Atlantic heading west towards Caribbean

September 7, 2015
New Tropical Storm Grace forms in the Atlantic heading west towards Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Grace formed in the Atlantic over the weekend and at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday was located about 520 miles (835 km) west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

New tropical system heads towards the Caribbean

September 5, 2015
New tropical system heads towards the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located a couple of hundred miles off the west coast of Africa was expected to move south of the Cape Verde Islands on Friday night and Saturday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this system continues to show signs of organization.

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