Disturbance Fourteen drawing in sand

Monday 10th July 2017

A trace of Tropical Depression Four is now passing to the north of Puerto Rico moving to the west-nor'west at 10 knots interacting with an upper low to its northeast. This will move through the Bahamas this week and thereafter across the Florida Straits and the eastern Gulf of Mexico later this week. This is unlikely to develop. The catastrophists' daily pin-up,

Disturbance Fourteen is now about one day's steaming south west of the Cape Verde Islands, westbound at a steady 18 knots. On this track, this is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by Friday. This is currently drawing in Saharan airborne sand. Sinking air ahead will also be a disappointment to the storm enthusiast - for the time being at least. Undaunted, the Canadian guy still has this down as a developing storm. Regardless of development, the disturbance will produce increased squalls in the Lesser Antilles later this week.

Stand easy.