A new disturbance leaves West Africa with a twinkle in its eye

Sunday 14th August 2016

Disturbance twenty four is almost midway across the water now, located around 850 miles north-nor'east of the mouth of the Amazon, westbound at 12 knots and still swathed in sand. Saharan dust will continue to keep the system weak as it tracks west across the tropical Atlantic, thus no development is expected.

Disturbance twenty five has just slipped the African coast with a twinkle in its eye as conditions ahead may be becoming a little more favourable for development. Early days yet but worth keeping an eye on as it heads for the Lesser Antilles in around nine days from now.

Stand easy.