Day of calm mid-season in Caribbean & Gulf of Mexico

Saturday 12th August 2017

After yesterday's rather chaotic radar screen, today is relatively peaceful with no immediate threat to land. The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are enjoying a rare day of mid-season calm.

Disturbance Twenty Six is centred around 320 miles north of the Dominican Republic, still moving west-nor'west but starting to curve more to the north. This is still expected to develop but clear of land with only a wave from afar at the North Carolina Outer Banks on Monday.

Disturbance Thirty is about half a day west of the Cape Verde islands moving west at 18 knots. This looks as if it may shrug off the stranglehold of airborne sand and develop a little but already drifting north of track so may also curve away from the Caribbean anyway. Early days, of course.

Stand easy.