March 27, 2017

27 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Mar 27 Monday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show isolated showers west of Grand Cayman moving southwest. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause […]

The world’s deepest oil well is over 40,000 feet deep

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist In the world’s deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth’s surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore. While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. Going much deeper would be incredibly dangerous, […]

NASA reminds us that space is gorgeous with breathtaking new Hubble snapshot

By Mike Wehner From BGR While you were sitting in your office this morning, sipping your half-milk soy latte, space was out there being awesome. It was there when you grabbed lunch at Chipotle, too, and again when you got stuck in traffic on your way home. Thankfully, the Hubble Space Telescope is out there, […]

Coral nursery conservation

Cayman Islands: Coral nursery conservation programme By Laura Butz From Mission Blue Sylvia Earle Alliance The caribbean has already lost 80% of its coral reefs. Grand Cayman Eco Divers in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and local dive establishments are working together to maintain coral nurseries and aid in conservation, sustainability and […]

26 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Mar 26 Sunday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system slowly moves over the Central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. […]

25 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Mar 25 Saturday Synopsis Not available See Weather Forecast TOP RIGHT of website     Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 74%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 11.4 EXTREME (Up from yesterday) Temperature: For current temp go to Weather Forecast […]

24 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Mar 24 Friday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Eastern US. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the […]

Communications reviewed at Cayman Islands’ Tsunami Warning

Modern communications was a core theme of the Cayman Islands’ “Tsunami Warning” exercise held on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, at the Government Administration Building. The scenario was of a “nine-foot wave” hitting Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, then moving onto Grand Cayman. Representatives of the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) team attended, along with emergency […]

Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño

By CANA BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has reported. It said that though there is some uncertainty over rainfall during […]

Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant

From Climate Action UNEP The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda. The project is a joint venture between the country’s government, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) and PV Energy, and will generate around 229.9 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy per year. The twin-island […]