NICOLE bullying sailors

Friday 14th October 2016

Hurricane NICOLE is a good 900 miles south of Newfoundland and undergoing an extratropical transition as it accelerates into the northern Atlantic and out to sea. No land areas are expected to be effected. This will remain a powerful cyclone for a few more days bringing discomfort to seafarers but well clear of land.

Disturbance forty two is about half a day east of the Leeward Islands and is moving to the west at 15 knots. Shower and thunderstorm activity has decreased and development now seems unlikely.

Disturbance forty three is about 1,000 miles north east of the mouth of the Amazon and is curving nicely away from the tropical conveyor belt, now on a north westerly course doing around 12 knots. There is a slight chance of development but only for the central Atlantic.

Misery for North Atlantic passages otherwise stand easy.