Wilma Getting Stronger
Quite typical ... the forecasters say west or north west and then what does Wilma do? ... she goes south !!
Anyway, it seems that this lady is getting more predictable (agreeable?) and she is starting to turn more to the west and is likely to curve round to the north and north east eventually ... at least Belize can take some comfort from this as Wilma's early and irrational behaviour was causing some worries in this area.
The main thing is ... Wilma is strengthening, readings have been taken that suggest she could already be Hurricane status and I guess she could be a major Hurricane before she gets into the Gulf ... that assumes she avoids landmasses such as the eastern edge of the Yucatan and then, as she curves back towards the east, the western tip of Cuba ... who knows, she may not even go there if she persists with her erratic behaviour ... but then that is so typical of major storms in their early stages.
The Gulf is not quite right at the moment ... warm seas alright, but not much favour in the upper airflows ... Wilma could peak in the next few days ... but as we know, things can change ... it will be interesting if she makes it to the Gulf ... Katrina, Rita ... and now Wilma !! ... What will they say?
Wilma is the 21st Storm in 2005 ... that is a record for any season ... I will check that statistic in due course when I get time to go into the archives.
I sense that the current season could extend into December if the Sea Temperatures stay high ... there is often some late activity in active seasons ... I just long for the dry season when I can get back to the usual mundane weather forecasts
Oh well ... here's for happy holidays ... if the oil doesn't run out, you may get lucky and find the plane to take you there for starters ... and then who cares? ... you just hope there won't be enough oil to take the trip back, I guess
... what a thought ...