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Forecast to pass hundreds of miles west of Cayman Islands

Published 5th October 2017, 10:5am

At 10 AM the centre of Tropical Storm Nate was located near latitude 14.3 North, longitude 83.7 West. Nate is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph) and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A north-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to begin later today and continue through Friday night. On the forecast track, the centre of Nate should move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today and then over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. The center is expected to approach the coast of the Yucatan peninsula late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today as the center of Nate moves across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras. Strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles mainly over water to the east of the center.

THIS STORM POSES NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AS IT IS FORECAST TO BE, AT ITS CLOSEST POINT, SOME 287 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF GRAND CAYMAN BY FRIDAY MORNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SYSTEM AND WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON ANY IMPACTS IT WILL HAVE ON LOCAL WEATHER THROUGH THE PUBLIC WEATHER FORECASTS.