Cancun, Mexico – August 05 2012 – 1:20 p.m. CDT
Friends of Cancun,
As we have previously said, tropical storms are very erratic and unpredictable forces of nature; so, we always suggest to stay calm when you hear of a new storm heading our way and just keep a close eye on how it continues to develop. Most of the times the systems weak down and/or change direction, as it has been the case of Tropical Storm Ernesto.
From The Weather Channel:
“Tropical Storm Ernesto has become poorly organized as it moves westward across the Caribbean Sea. The storm will pass south of Jamaica Sunday into early Monday. Rain and gusty winds are expected there even with the circulation center passing well to the south.
Our Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro says: ‘Even if the storm recovers, it’ll then weaken again as it moves across a thick stretch of land, and could bury itself over land or barely make it out into the Bay of Campeche (southwest Gulf of Mexico).‘”
More info: weather.com
Reporting live from Cancun, all we have got so far was some rain and lightning last night; today it’s nice and sunny so far! We expect to get some more rain and/or thunderstorms in the following days, but we are confident that there is no danger of it becoming a hurricane – not even close to the magnitude of the last few really big hurricanes that have touched land in Cancun.
From Weather Underground:
“A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
A tropical storm watch is in effect for:
* Grand Cayman
* the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward
to Punta Castilla
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12
hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 to 48 hours.
Interests in Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico should
monitor the progress of Ernesto.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook:
At 200 PM EDT, 1800 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near latitude 15.2 north, longitude 77.9 west. Ernesto is moving toward the west near 23 mph/37 km/h and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected by late Monday or Monday night. On the forecast track, the center of Ernesto is expected to continue to pass south of Jamaica this afternoon and move north of the northeastern coast of Honduras late Monday and Monday night.”
More info: Weather Underground
So, don’t worry much and just be prepared for some rain in Cancun and the Yucatán Peninsula (Playa del Carmen, etc). Time to hit up the malls, movie theathers, or just stay indoors and enjoy some of the entertainment provided by your resort. Remember, a rainy day in paradise is still a day in paradise!