Tropical Depression Ida- Cancun Weather
The last few days we've been watching the storm named Ida as she has made her way north over Central America. Yesterday it was a category 1 hurricane as it hit Nicaragua, lost strength over land and was downgraded to a tropical storm, then further downgraded to tropical depression. It is now moving into the Caribbean Sea and making its way to the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a lot of speculation about what may happen over the next couple of days, all we know for sure is that we are going to get wet! It's been raining all week and today it has really been coming down hard. Streets are flooded and word on the street is that tuna is a hot item in the supermarkets. The civil protection agency has put the state of Quintana Roo on low level alerts (green alert at the moment), advising the population to prepare for some bad weather.
In looking at the various weather sites, it seems there is no definitive forecast for what Ida may become in the next couple of days. Lots of speculation about her intensity, though it seems fairly clear that she will cross over the Yucatan Peninsula. Currently Ida is "just" a tropical depression, meaning lots of rain but no serious winds. We'll be watching the National Hurricane Center, Stormpulse and Dr. Jeff Master's Wunderground blog to see what develops over the next little while. It appears the worst of the bad weather will hit sometime on Sunday afternoon, with the storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. In the meantime, we're sticking close to home, trying to stay dry! Depending on what happens in the morning, we may just be making a tuna run ourselves, though I am not overly concerned at the moment.