FRANKLIN 1st hurricane of 2017 season
Thursday 10th August 2017
The first Atlantic basin hurricane of the season FRANKLIN made its second landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near the town of Lechuguillas in the Mexican state of Veracruz early this morning and has since weakened to a tropical storm. This will cause flooding and mudslides across central Mexico as it heads west. Off our radar now.
Disturbance Twenty Eight is moving into south Florida this morning, headed north west at 12 knots. This will bring rain to the area but won't develop and may also be off our radar now.
To the south, Disturbance Twenty Nine has been identified as a tropical wave close to Curaçao, shadowing the coast of Venezuela and moving west at 12 knots. This is not likely to develop.
Disturbance Twenty Six is centred around 250 miles north east of the northern Leeward Islands and is moving west-nor'west at 15 knots. This will take the system north of the Greater Antilles and into the Atlantic where storm fertile conditions await. All pointers indicate that this will curve into the Atlantic and become a fish storm.
Disturbance Twenty Seven is now a couple of day's steaming west of the Cape Verde Islands moving west at 16 knots. This is grappling with dry air and unlikely to develop for the time being.