Disturbance Thirteen enjoying brief sand-free flight
Monday 2nd July 2018
There are four systems seaborne today. From west to east:
Disturbance Twelve is passing just a few miles south of Mobile, westbound at 5 knots, producing showers and thunderstorms along its path. This is expected to reach western Louisiana and the upper Texas coast on Wednesday but without development.
Disturbance Ten passed Curacao over the last few hours, westbound at a pointless 25 knots, thus no tropical development is expected.
Disturbance Eleven is centred around 200 miles north of the mouth of the Amazon also dashing west at 25 knots and won't develop either.
Disturbance Thirteen has slipped the surly bonds of earth and is dancing the skies on laughter-silvered wings, or will do until it hits a wall of airborne sand in the next few hours which will put an end to any poetic ideas of high flight. This does have a fairly well-defined array of squalls radiating from its centre however, Saharan sand should see that off.