Torrential Rain Floods the Western Caribbean

4 06 2015

Dale C. S. Destin |

A trough system is causing flooding rainfall across the western Caribbean, including the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Bahamas. A severe weather alert has been issued for the Cayman Islands. According to the Cayman National Emergency Website, a number of houses have been affected by flood waters and shelters have been opened in some areas.

Recent High Resolution Satellite Image

High Resolution Satellite Image-3:45 pm June 3, 2015

Over 300 mm (12 in) of rain has fallen at the Owen Roberts Airport on Grand Cayman, with the last two days yielding around 152 mm (6 in) each. Cuba and the Bahamas have had (50 to 152 mm (2 to 6 in) in the same period. With over three weeks to go in June, this is already the wettest June for Owen Roberts Airport since 2006.

Rainfall Accumulation-2 am Mon Jun 1 to Thu 2 am Jun 4, 2015

Rainfall Accumulation-2 am Mon June 1 to Thu 2 am June 4, 2015

Weather models are suggesting that another 50 to 100 mm (2 to 4 in) possible over the next 72 hours. The wet weather is possible through the middle of next week with some of it moving east across Jamaica over the weekend.

Recent Radar-8:30 am to 9:30 am Jun 4, 2015

Recent Radar-8:30 am to 9:30 am June 4, 2015

Rainfall Forecast-8 pm Jun 3 to 8 pm Jun 7, 2015

Rainfall Forecast-8 pm June 3 to 8 pm June 6, 2015

A tropical disturbance, which eventually became Tropical Storm Ana, caused massive flooding in this area early last month resulting in the death of three persons in Cuba.

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