Tag Archives: Caribbean Sea

What’s the weather like cruising the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico during February?

If you are planning a cruise or will be sailing during the month of February check out what weather to expect in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.    Wind Over the Caribbean during February winds tend to be … Continue reading

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Update: Beryl weakens

Tropical Storm Beryl has weakened since yesterday and now has max winds of only 40 knots. Beryl is accelerating and now moving towards the WNW at 16 knots and continues to move into an area of increasing vertical wind shear … Continue reading

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What’s the weather like cruising the Caribbean during December?

Wind Over the Caribbean during December winds tend to be mostly from the east or northeast averaging forces 4-5 (11-21 knots).  Over the Gulf of Mexico winds tend to be more variable but still averaging mostly forces 4-5 (11-21 knots).  … Continue reading

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What is the weather like cruising the Caribbean in October?

October is an excellent month to cruise the Caribbean Sea.  Generally, winds are light to moderate coming primarily from the east and averaging 7-16 knots with the risk for encountering gale force or higher winds are 1 percent or less.  … Continue reading

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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria bears done on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria at 5 PM EDT (2100 UTC) has continued to strengthen with max winds now at 145 knots (165 mph) and with a central pressure of 916 mb.  Maria was moving towards the west-northwest (300 degrees) at 9 knots … Continue reading

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New Hurricane threat for Leeward and Virgin Islands

A developing tropical disturbance over the central tropical North Atlantic is forecast to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm today so tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands. Max winds are currently estimated to … Continue reading

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What is the risk of encountering a tropical storm or hurricane during your Caribbean cruise?

                      Tropical cyclones are storms that originate over tropical and subtropical waters during the summer and fall seasons and are classified as follows: Tropical Depression:A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained … Continue reading

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Storm low over the south-central North Atlantic

A deep 987mb low over the central North Atlantic at 33N latitude is producing winds 35-50 knots with seas to 34 feet (10.4 meters) west of the center.  The low is forecast to slowly drift towards the southeast and gradually … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Sunday update

Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly since Saturday due to dry air entering the circulation from South America.  Currently max winds are about 120 knots with hurricane force winds extending 30 NM to the northeast and 15 NM to the southwest.  … Continue reading

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Major Hurricane Mathew

Hurricane Matthew continues to intensify and currently has max winds of 100 knots.  Matthew is moving towards the WSW at about 10 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward 20-30 NM and 50 knot or higher winds outward 25-30 NM … Continue reading

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