CYDEC Conference 2019

Keeping a close watch on La Nina

As the seasons change, so does the weather. La Nina, the weather irregularity, is being watched closely by the national weather service, to predict what effect it will have during Hurricane season, for months in advance.

Director General, John Tibbetts says, with last year having such a strong El Nino, it has made the development of Hurricanes in the Atlantic more vulnerable, causing a strong La Nina to be formed.
“We’re now switching from the powerful el nino that we had last year to what we call a la nina this year. And a la nina is more favourable for hurricane development in the atlantic ocean, and so we have a forcast that has an increased activity from what we had last year.” Said John Tibbetts, the Director General of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service

El Nino and La Nina are irregular and complex weather patterns that are formed from changes in the oceans temperature. El Nino is formed in hot temperature waters while La Nina is formed in colder temperature waters.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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