|Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.|
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Tropical wave 97L has an 80% chance of formation through the next five days according to the NHC who say "a tropical depression is likely to form late this week or this weekend when the system reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea".
Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports six more cases for a total of 127, with 7 deaths and 71 recovered.
For August 18, the state geoportal reports 19 active cases by colonia as La Gloria-7, Salina Chica-2, Ampl. la Gloria-2, Salina Grande-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Downtown-1, Electricistas-1, Meteorologico-1, Lol-beh-1, and none on the mainland.
For August 18, the national map reports 12 suspicious and 58 negatives (and 121 confirmed and 7 deaths)
Today at 6pm on the "Cultura Isla Mujeres" Facebook page, Isla Mujeres historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid will speak (in Spanish) about the historical facts surrounding the foundation of Isla Mujeres, which is now a destination in the Caribbean that is preferred by thousands of national and international vacationers.
The Citizen Merit Medal was awarded to Monseñor Fabio Martínez Castilla, an islander who, from a young age, has participated in community improvement activities.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
|A large slider
opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table
& chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole,
and the outdoor shower is out of the pic at left. |
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
| Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47 |
August 4 8:29
August 5 9:07
August 6 9:42
August 7 10:16
August 8 11:22
Sunset 7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas. Photo by Tony Garcia
>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)
Monday, Aug. 17-170th Anniversary of Isla Mujeres
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC