Rough waves and large amounts of seaweed
have created unsafe conditions along the
famous cruise ship waterfront
At Present the harborfront road in downtown George Town, Grand Cayman remains closed as high seas continue to batter the south and west coasts of Grand Cayman.
Even though the eastern end of the island continues to be relatively calm, the coastline along Seven Mile Beach and West Bay are experiencing larger waves and sea surge.
Harbor Drive which is the most known to cruise ship travelers was severely battered by continuing waves and swells. This has been ongoing since late week and into Sunday.
Along the famed shopping strip, water was flowing ankle deep in front of the Elmslie Memorial Church on Harbor Drive.
According to the official forecast from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service late Saturday, rough seas and wave action are likely to continue through the rest of the weekend and into Monday.
A weather warning is in effect for Saturday and Sunday with wave heights of 6-8 feet expected and large swells possible along the west coast. Moderate winds of 15-20 knots, with higher gusts, will continue as a high-pressure system strengthens over the Gulf of Mexico, the forecast said.
Mondays cruise ship arrivals at this point haven’t been revised and passengers should be aware of possible port cancellations should the Port Authority seem it unsafe to anchor and subsequently tender into the port area.