Gulf of Mexico dodges another weather bullet

Friday 9th September 2016

Disturbance thirty is located across western Cuba and the northwestern Caribbean and moving westward at 18 knots. It will move across the southern Gulf of Mexico later today into this weekend. Conditions in the Gulf of Mexico are not favourable for development. Another dodged bullet.

Disturbance thirty two is now 100 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands and is It moving toward the west-nor'west at 18 knots. Enhanced showers and thunderstorms can be expected for the Leeward Islands. Model guidance indicates some slight development of this system over the Bahamas or off the southeast U.S. coast early next week before it moves inland over Florida but scant chance of anything too serious.

Disturbance thirty three is centred about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving towards the west at 16 knots . This will continue to move west with a turn toward the west-nor'west expected this weekend. If this develops, it could turn toward the west-nor'west earlier. Strong wind shear will continue to prohibit this system from developing over the weekend at the very least.

Stand easy.