Published On: Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

Tropical wave approaching Caribbean has potential to develop

invest-96L-caribean-weatherbWILLEMSTAD - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has designated the latest tropical wave approaching the Caribbean as Invest 96L.

According to the latest NHC bulletin, Invest 96L is located near 10.0N 50.5W or about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west to west-northwestwards at 10-15 mph.

Rising Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) make conditions conducive for further development of Invest 96L as the system moves through the Lesser Antilles between Thursday night and Friday morning.

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Dr Jeff Masters from the Weather Underground blog, indicates that “two of our three reliable models for predicting tropical cyclone genesis, the UKMET and GFS models, predicted that 96L would develop into a tropical storm after passing through the Lesser Antilles”.

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“If 96L does develop, it would likely be similar to Tropical Storm Bertha of early August while it is in the Caribbean–a weak and disorganized system that struggles against dry air” according to Dr Jeff Masters.

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