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Met Office: Low pressure system has 70% chance of becoming Depression

Satellite image via the National Hurricane Center, Miami

Satellite image via the National Hurricane Center, Miami

Update 6 pm on July 27, 2020

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says the low-pressure system it has been monitoring in the Atlantic has a 10 percent less chance of becoming a Tropical Depression than its earlier predictions.

In its 6 pm update, the TTMS said the system, located approximately 1600 km east of the Lesser Antilles, has a 70 precent chance of development. It is centred near 12N 45W and is moving westward near 30 km/hr.

Meanwhile, the Met Office added that current analyses suggest that the centre of the system is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands by Wednesday night. At this time, it poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies.

Original story

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says it has been closely monitoring a low-pressure system in the Atlantic which has an 80 percent (high) chance of development into a Tropical Depression over the next 48 hours.

In an update at 6 am on Monday, the Met Office said the system is located approximately 1950 km east of the Lesser Antilles, centred near 11N 43W and is moving westward near 30 km/hr.

It said current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands by the night of Wednesday.

The Met Office said at this time, the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago. 

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