Clouds gathering over West African coast.
From west to east,
Disturbance Twenty Three is crossing Barbados now producing some heavy rainfall and the odd crack of thunder but will pass quickly with the system’s slightly higher than average ground speed. Headed west-nor’west at 21 knots, this has an improving development prospect ahead when it reaches the north-west Caribbean towards Belize and then onwards to the Bay of Campeche next week.
Disturbance Twenty Four is a weak open wave battling airborne sand, currently centred around 850 miles north-nor’east of the mouth of the Amazon headed west at 14 knots. Survival is unlikely.
Disturbance Twenty Five has just crossed the coast of Senegal westbound at 12 knots. This is not particularly robust but has improving development prospects should it manage to complete the Atlantic crossing.
More clouds are gathering to the south of the Sahara and pushing west. This is likely to be the start of a series of westbound disturbances in the coming week to ten days. The professional agencies still haven’t picked up on this, but they are usually quite quick on the uptake and I’m sure they will in the next day or two.