The Caribbean looks set for more troublesome weather following the emergence of the season’s 21st tropical storm, Wilma. Wilma is on target to become a hurricane by the end of the week before spinning off in the direction of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Wilma ensures that a 70-year record is equalled for the largest number of storms in a season. She is the 21st named storm of the 2005 season. Wilma reared her head in the north-eastern section of the Caribbean Sea early on Monday at once posing a threat to the Cayman Islands who suffered a rough blow from Ivan in 2004.
There are reports on the BBC website that The National Hurricane has said that ‘Wilma is moving erratically, with sustained winds of 65km/h (40 mph), and is expected to bring heavy rain in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.’