Saturday 17 November, 2018

Update: Tropical wave has 60% chance of becoming tropical depression

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) is advising of a weather system heading west-northwest toward the Caribbean, with a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days.

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, the NHC said a vigorous low-pressure area associated with a tropical wave is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday.

Conditions appear to be favourable for development, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands and the adjacent Atlantic. 

This system is expected to bring rains and gusty winds to those islands in two or three days, and interests in that region should monitor the progress of this disturbance.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

The NHC will continue to monitor the system and will issue another update on Thursday.

 

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