Thursday 18 October, 2018

Update: Kirk no longer has closed circulation

Update : Kirk no longer has a closed circulation and all advisories are being discontinued.

This is according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC).

The NHC in an advisory at 11 a.m. on Monday said the remnants of Kirk were located near latitude 10.0 North, longitude 39.5 West.

It said the remnants are moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue over the next week days.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says an update will be done later today to discuss what this means for Trinidad and Tobago.


Original Story:

Tropical Storm Kirk was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday and could continue degenerating, said the National Hurricane Center. 

As of the NHC's 11 p.m. update, the storm system was located about 835 miles southwest of the southernmost island of Cabo Verde and was moving west at a speed of 25 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

"A rapid westward motion is anticipated for the next day or two. A slight decrease in forward motion is expected by mid-week. It is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic,” the NHC said. 

Tropical Depression Eleven has been downgraded to Remnants of Eleven.

The NHC says it's expected to dissipate within two days and is no longer issuing updates on the system. As of 11 a.m., the system was about 350 miles east of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 25 mph, moving west at 12 mph. 



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