Hurricane Season Equals Vacation Time
Yes, we are now well into hurricane season which goes from June 1 to November 30 each year.
But hurricanes in Cayman are not as frightening as some people think. Hurricane season simply means that this is the time of year when the water is warmest, and warm water is one of the requisites for generating and feeding a hurricane. But Cayman is geographically lucky and sits outside the hurricane corridor.
While major storms affect Jamaica and Florida often several times each year, Cayman rarely gets hit by a hurricane. We often feel the effects of storms elsewhere in the Caribbean – but as my Caymanian landlord used to say, ‘We only get the good part of the hurricane – the rain!’ True indeed. Cayman may get 3-4 tropical depressions or tropical storms during hurricane season. They usually bring about 3-4 days of rough weather – wind and rough seas. But they rarely escalate to ‘batten down’ conditions. And if there are no storm conditions brewing, then the water is beautifully calm. A great time to vacation here.