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Carrie Bow Cay

Water Temperature, Level and Hurricanes


2005 Water level Summary
The 2005 hurricane season was very active and Carrie Bow Cay was fortunate to be spared from a direct hit. Water level measurements shown in the chart below illustrate the variation in sea surface elevation. Significant changes result from strong hurricane winds and low pressure.

Water level


2005 Hurricanes - Water Temperature
Measurements shown in the chart below illustrate the effect that Hurricanes Beta and Gamma had on the water temperature. The resultant decrease in temperature is due to a number of factors including cloud cover, rainfall and mixing of the ocean waters.

Water level



2005 Water Temperature Summary

Water Temperature