Published On: Fri, Sep 9th, 2016

Two more tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

tropical_outlookMIAMI - An area of showers and thunderstorms was located on Thursday afternoon about 275 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Pressures remain high in the area, and there are no signs of a surface circulation.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, during the next few days, this system is expected to move toward the west-northwest where conditions are not favourable for significant development.

Formation chances of a tropical cyclone are low – 10 percent through 48 hours and 20 percent through five days.

Meanwhile, a large but disorganized area of disturbed weather located about 600 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is associated with a westward-moving tropical wave. Development of this system during the next couple of days, if any, will likely be very slow.

However, conditions are forecast to become more favourable early next week, and a tropical depression could form in the open central Atlantic while the system moves northwestward.

The chances of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days are medium (60 percent).

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