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TROPICAL WAVE PASSES THE VI…TS DON A REMNANT LOW…DISTURBANCE 1 MOVING WNW

TROPICAL WAVE PASSES THE VI…TS DON A REMNANT LOW…DISTURBANCE 1 MOVING WNW

July 19, 20171118Views

TROPICAL WAVE 

A Tropical Wave has exited the territory. This will allow relatively dry and dusty air from the Sahara Desert along with a low level high pressure system to inhibit shower activity while creating hazy conditions today. There is a 10% chance of showers today with a 20% chance of showers tonight. Conditions could also be partly sunny today and partly cloudy tonight. Winds are East-northeasterly at 19 to 31 km/h or 10 to 17 knots with occasional strong gusts. Seas will be locally rough with heights of 1.5 to 2.1 metres or 5 to 7 feet, occasionally reaching 2.8 metres or 9 feet. A small craft advisory is in effect, mainly for the Atlantic coastal waters.

THE REMNANTS OF DON

The remnants of Don are moving quickly to the west in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Don is located along 64.5W. By this evening, the remains of Don will be moving over the ABC Islands. Periods of heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely this afternoon and evening. However, redevelopment into a tropical depression or a tropical storm is not likely. There is a very low chance of tropical development reoccurring.

DISTURBANCE 1

Disturbance 1 is located along 43W. It is moving to the west-northwest near 10 mph. This track is expected to continue. The system is still expected to pass north of the Caribbean. While there has been an increase in squalls this morning in association with the disturbance, environmental conditions are not favorable for development. The chance of development remains 30 percent

 

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