Tropical cyclone expected to form over western Caribbean

first_imgNewsRegional Tropical cyclone expected to form over western Caribbean by: – August 18, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet An area of cloudiness and showers just to the south of Jamaica associated with a tropical wave continues to show signs of organisation and environmental conditions appear conducive for a tropical depression to form during the next day or two.However, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the area on Wednesday afternoon did not find a closed circulation.Interests along the coast of the western Caribbean Sea should monitor the progress of this disturbance. This system has a high chance — 60 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph.Meanwhile, shower activity is beginning to increase in association with a tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic about 750 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Although significant development is not likely during the next couple of days, conditions could become more conducive for development thereafter. This system has a low chance — 10 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves westward near 15 mph.Elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.Caribbean News Nowlast_img

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