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Hurricane Ian Update: Monday 26th September – 10AM

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Hurricane Ian Update: Monday 26th September – 10AM

CURRENT STORM INFO:

As of 10AM, Hurricane Ian was located at 19.1N and 82.7W of about 87 miles W of Grand Cayman with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane Ian is moving towards the NW at 13 mph with minimum central pressure of 980mb / 28.94 inches.

BASED ON LATEST FORECAST TRACK

End of Tropical Storm force winds for:

Grand Cayman is: Mon Sep-26, 2:00 PM

IF THE STORM CONTINUES ON ITS LATEST FORECAST TRACK

Expected weather conditions for the Cayman Islands:

Grand Cayman:

Overcast skies with widespread thunderstorms are expected Monday morning through the afternoon as the system passes near the Cayman Islands. Extremely rough seas accompanied by storm surge are also expected. Swells generated by Ian will spread into the Cayman area later today.

Sister Islands:

Overcast skies with widespread thunderstorms are expected Monday morning through the afternoon as the system passes near the Cayman Islands. Extremely rough seas accompanied by storm surge are also expected. Given the adjustments to forecast track the possibility for storm force winds are lower for the Sister Islands.

WARNINGS

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

Estimated Rainfall Amount per Day

Monday Sep. 26: 50.8 to 101.6 mm (2 - 4 inches)

Tuesday Sep. 27: 25.4 to 50.8 mm (1 - 2 inches)

GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

Estimated Wind direction and Speeds – (Beginning Sunday night)

Grand Cayman

Monday Morning: SE at 30 to 40 mph with higher gusts

Monday Afternoon: S at 30 to 40 mph

Monday Evening: S at 20 to 25 mph

Sister Islands

Monday: SE at 25 to 30 mph with higher gusts

A MARINE WARNING WILL IS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. ALL MARINE CRAFT SHOULD SEEK AND REMAINS IN SAFE HABOUR.

Estimated Wave Heights

Monday Sep. 26: 11 to 14 feet especially along the south and west coast.

Tuesday Sep. 27: 5 to 7 feet especially along the south and west coast.

Swells of 5 to 7 feet are likely along with 2 to 4 feet of storm surge.

THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 4:00 PM Monday 26-SEP-2022.


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