Rainmaker set for Cuba and north Caribbean
Friday 22nd June 2018
Disturbance Six is ashore now over Nicaragua headed west-nor'west at 15 knots. We would normally sign disturbances off once they make a landfall, but there is a slight chance that this could relaunch into the Bay of Campeche albeit weak, so we'll keep an eye on this.
Disturbance Seven is now 12 hours steaming time west of the Windward Islands moving west-nor'west at 14 knots. This is unlikely to develop but will be a rainmaker over the coming days for Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Bahamas this weekend and then the northern Bahamas and South Florida early next week.
Disturbance Eight is centred around three days steaming west of the Cape Verde Islands, still battling airborne sand which will prevent any ideas this may have of vertical convection and cyclonic development. This is moving west at 15 knots and may enhance shower and thunderstorm activity across the Lesser Antilles and northern portions of South America early next week but as things stand, little more than that.