The stormy and windy conditions at sea caused cruise ship carrying more than a thousand passengers to take a detour in and out of the Port of Palm Beach.
The Grand Celebration cruise ship is docking at Port Everglades Monday because it can’t get into the Port of Palm Beach.
The ship has 1435 passengers on board.
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has arranged for 22 buses to take passengers to West Palm Beach to collect their cars.
South Florida will continue to experience rough weather conditions through the middle of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Waves are still projected to rise to as high as 15 feet in some flood-prone, coastal areas. NWS meteorologist Steven Ippoliti also says that beach erosion along both coasts of South Florida could be “significant,” so the weather service has issued a coastal flood watch through Monday evening.
In addition, temperatures through the week will continue to dip into the mid-50s for lows, with highs into the upper-70s and low-80s for inland portions of the region.
The reason for the rough surf and cooler air is the powerful nor’easter that is pushing swells across the Atlantic and into our area. That storm has killed at least nine people in its path, and has caused thousands of flight and train cancellations and delays.
The waves also caused the closures of the Lake Worth and Juno Beach piers on Sunday.