Airborne sand keeping development at bay
Sunday 15th July 2018
As anticipated, BERYL had a late hot flush and reached subtropical storm strength overnight. Now 425 miles south-sou'west of Nova Scotia and moving north-nor'east at 5 knots, this storm will be absorbed by frontal activity fairly soon and weaken considerably.
Disturbance Sixteen is now around 350 miles due north of the Amazon delta and moving west at 18 knots. Environmental conditions ahead are unfavourable for development.
Disturbance Seventeen is now centred around four days steaming west of the Cape Verde Islands, westbound at 21 knots. A daft groundspeed and airborne sand will keep development in check.