HURRICANE IDA ... 6TH NOVEMBER 2009 ... 1745 GMT
Starting out as a Tropical Depression, Ida seemed to be too close to Nicaragua to have the chance of developing into a Hurricane especially as the sea water here was quite cool ... so I didn't bother reporting on it thinking that it would be a short term affair.
Accordingly, Ida rapidly developed into a Category 1 Hurricane !!
She has weakened over Nicaragua and dropped a fair amount of rain and survived.
Ida is now back to Tropical Depression status and about to move off the north coast of Honduras ... the sea is very warm there.
Difficult to say what will happen but there could be restrengthening and it could be explosive.
Interests in Belize, Mexico and Cuba and the Caymans should watch this.
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