DON dissipating in the southern Caribbean

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Tropical storm DON succumbed to westerly upper level wind shear after passing the Windward Islands and is unlikely to have the expected impact on the Netherlands Antilles other than some squally weather and perhaps localised flooding today. This is moving quickly to the west and unlikely to recover or redevelop.

Disturbance Seventeen is a poorly-organised broad area of low pressure centred around 500 miles north-nor-east of the mouth of the Amazon, still fighting dry air from the east and wind shear from the west. This is moving to the west-nor'west at about 8 knots which will pass north of the Caribbean. While there has been an increase in squalls this morning in association with the disturbance, environmental conditions are not favourable for development.

Raincoats for the Netherlands Antilles otherwise, stand easy.