Wednesday 25 November, 2020

90% chance of weather system becoming tropical depression, says NHC

As the Atlantic hurricane season continues, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) continues to monitor another weather system heading west toward the Lesser Antilles.

The NHC said Wednesday:

'An elongated area of low pressure, located a little over 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms mainly on the west side of the disturbance.'

'Environmental conditions are conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is expected to form during the next day or two while the system moves generally west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the central and western portions of the tropical Atlantic.'

The NHC said there's a 90 percent chance of formation over 48 hours as well as over the next five days.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said it is closely monitoring the low pressure system which is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands by Saturday morning.

The Met Office said the system currently poses no direct threat to Trinidad and and Tobago or Grenada and its dependencies.  

All Caribbean territories are advised to continue to monitor their meteorological agencies for the latest updates. 

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