The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reported that satellite images indicate that the circulation associated with the area of low pressure (Disturbance 1) centered about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better defined.
However, the associated thunderstorm activity is not well organised.
Nonetheless, the system has the potential to become a tropical depression today or Thursday before conditions become unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation.
The forecasters still think the system has a high chance (70%) of developing over the next 48 hours.
Disturbance 1 has been moving little, but it should begin a west-northwest track at 10 to 15 mph today.
The Department of Disaster Management is reminding the public that we are in the hurricane season and the potential for tropical cyclone development will continue to increase. We encourage you to finalise your hurricane preparations, identify the closest shelter to you should you need to evacuate, identify a suitable marine shelter for your vessel and continue to monitor the DDM’s website and Facebook page for timely updates and tips.