Friday, December 13, 2019

‘Robust’ Tropical Disturbance Reported In Atlantic

AccuWeather:- While an area of disturbed weather off the coast of the southeastern United States is not likely to become a powerful tropical storm, a robust tropical disturbance over the central Atlantic may be a concern for the northeastern Caribbean islands during the first full week of August.

The Cabo Verde portion of the Atlantic hurricane season typically ramps up in August.

While weak tropical disturbances, called tropical waves, have been moving westward from Africa all summer, this is the time of the year when conditions become more conducive for development of these disturbances to tropical storms and hurricanes.

Hurricane season peaks in the middle of September.

The feature of interest was located near 30 degrees west longitude, or several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, as of Wednesday morning.

While there are some dust and dry air near this feature now, decreasing amounts of dry and dusty air and more favorable upper-level winds will support future organization of this wave this weekend,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido.

This feature has a 50/50 chance of becoming a tropical depression from late this week through this weekend to the east of the Windward and Leeward Islands.

“The general track of this disturbance will largely be governed by the flow of air around a large area of  high pressure over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean,” Vido said.

The exact track of the feature may not be known until a defined center forms.

The clockwise flow around the high is likely to guide the feature toward the general direction of the Leeward Islands early next week, then near the islands of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos toward the middle of next week.


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