The Cayman Islands remains under Hurricane Watch, as Tropical Storm Ian continues to move through the Caribbean Sea.
At 10am, the centre of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 14.4 °north and longitude 75.2° west which places TS Ian about 520 miles south east of Grand Cayman. The system is moving west towards the west at near 15 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts. The closest point of approach places the centre at 68 miles south west of Grand Cayman around 6am.
If the storm remains on its current track Grand Cayman can expect to start experiencing tropical storm force winds on Monday, September 26 around 1am.
Overcast skies with widespread thunderstorms are expected from Sunday with tropical storm conditions late into the night as the system nears the Cayman Islands. Tropical Storm force winds with possible Hurricane force gusts are expected for Grand Cayman by early Monday morning. Extremely rough seas accompanied by storm surge are also expected.
Tropical storm force winds are expected to end by 4pm on Monday September 26.
Stay informed and be prepared by visiting www.gov.ky and www.caymanprepared.ky or tuning in to Radio Cayman 89.9FM.
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